Source: (2013) in, Katherine S. van Wormer and Lorenn Walkers, eds, Restorative Justice Today: Practical Applications. Los Angeles: Sage. PP. 63-73.

In this chapter, I examine some historical traits of Norwegian Youth Justice, especially from the 19th century onward and with an emphasis on the past two decades. This investigation will be based upon a particular societal perspective and consider the question: How can we provide justice for youth who get into trouble in today's society? A partial answer comes in the form of restorative justice as a recent innovation that is regarded as a tool to avoid many of the problems of the traditional criminal justice system (excerpt)