College of Policing Restorative Justice Evidence Briefing
The College of Policing published this Briefing in January 2022 to inform readers about restorative justice (RJ) by explaining:
- what RJ is
- how it works
- how it can be used by the police
- the evidence of its effectiveness
- how much it costs
- how it can be implemented
Its Key Findings
- RJ can be used at all stages of the criminal justice process.
- RJ has been shown to be effective in reducing reoffending and enhancing victim satisfaction with the criminal justice system.
- Victims who participated in RJ conferencing also reported a reduction in post-traumatic stress.
- In terms of reoffending, research on the effectiveness of indirect RJ – where victims and offenders do not meet, is less conclusive than for RJ conferencing, which involves both the victim and offender. However, victim satisfaction remains high for both forms of RJ.
- RJ has been shown to be cost-effective, with the reduction in the costs of reoffending outweighing the cost of the RJ intervention.
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