Exploring recent developments in restorative policing in England and Wales

PATERSON, Craig and CLAMP, Kerry (2012). Exploring recent developments in restorative policing in England and Wales. Criminology and Criminal Justice, 12 (5), 593-611.

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The evolution of the policing role over the last decade has led to 33 police forces in England and Wales integrating restorative justice practices, in one form or another, into their responses to minor crime committed for the first time by both youths and adults. Most recently, this reform dynamic has been used in response to more serious offences committed by persistent offenders and expanded to include all stages of the criminal justice process. Despite the significant positive rhetoric that surrounds the adoption and use of restorative justice, there are a number of procedural and cultural challenges that pose a threat to the extent to which restorative justice may become embedded within the policing response. This article explores these developments and highlights where potential problems for implementation may arise as well as some strategies to overcome them.

Item Type: Article
Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Hallam Centre for Community Justice
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1177/1748895812441933
Page Range: 593-611
Depositing User: Craig Paterson
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2015 09:29
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 04:39
URI: https://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/9110

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