Restorative justice can save people and society

Writing Wrongs

A restorative approach can deal a new hand to youth.

Restorative justice can save people and society


UK - Manchester - A few years ago I was commissioned to write a Programme on Knife Crime for The Youth Justice Board.  ‘It’s Your Life’ included a short film and interviews with victims of knife crime. We made a conscientious decision to avoid shock tactics and gore.  After all, this was aimed at children between 10 and 17 years of age.  

I had visions of the ultraviolent Alex from A Clockwork Orange. The State had taken ownership of his crimes. First through retributive j...


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