Police have stated that restorative justice can reduce re-offending and save money by stopping criminals from being charged and going to court.
New York, NY (PRWEB) January 09, 2013
CriminalRecords.us.org, a leading resource for criminal record checks in North America, reports that those in Plymouth, UK are ‘making amends’ for their behavior that has plagued the town for the last five years. According to This is Plymouth, some of the serious crimes resolved through ‘restorative justice’ have been assault, burglary, harassment, sexual offences, etc.
The restorative justice system of Plymouth allows offenders and victims to decide how the crime should be resolved or punished. Some examples of these amends have included repairing property, cleaning up graffiti, or writing an apology.
Police have stated that restorative justice can reduce re-offending and save money by stopping criminals from being charged and going to court. “New figures, released to The Herald under the Freedom of Information Act, show Devon and Cornwall Police used restorative justice to resolve 18,821 in the region from January 2008 to November 2012. The scheme was used 4,378 times in Plymouth during that time rising from 515 in 2009 to 1,586 in 2012,” released This is Plymouth.
Restorative justice can only be implemented if the victim agrees to the punishment and the offender accepts the responsibility of taking the amendment. Otherwise the criminal will be processed like any other court hearing.
Though CriminalRecords.us.org is based oversees from this UK town, this resolution could bring back money and lower crime rates to cities in the United States. CriminalRecords.us.org provides quality court records to North America and continues to provide this valuable service to those needing background checks and other criminal reports.
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