Source: (1982) NCVO Occasional Paper 2. London, UK: Bedford Square Press/National Council for Voluntary Organizations, 54p.

This book traces the history and development of offender restitution. Few would disagree that the victims of crime should be compensated for their loss and that the offender should participate in the compensation. Yet the law provides limited scope for the offender to make amends to the victim. Restitution can provide valuable assistance to both parties. The author describes successful schemes in the United States in which the participants: victim, offender and mediator: agree to a plan for the recovery of losses.