Source: (2004) London: Restorative Justice Consortium. Downloaded 30 November 2004.

This document consists of a report on a small pilot research project by the Restorative Justice Consortium (RJC). The research explored police knowledge of and attitudes towards community penalties and restorative justice. The idea for the project stemmed from an awareness on the part of members of RJC that the public gained most of their knowledge of the criminal justice system from police officers in the wake of a crime. The question then arose as to what police officers knew and thought about community penalties and restorative justice. The research itself involved interviews and an information/training session with a group of police officers from the Cambridgeshire (England) Constabulary. The results of the interviews are collated and presented in this document. The interview questionnaires are also included.

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