Source: (1992) British Journal of Criminology 32(4):453-472.

A study evaluates the Kettering Adult Reparation Scheme, introduced for a 3-year trial period in Northamptonshire, UK beginning in 1986. The program was the forerunner of programs aimed at adult offenders. Interviews with 50 offenders and 90 victims (half individuals, half representatives of "corporate victims") revealed a high level of satisfaction (71% of corporate victims, 62% of individual victims) with the way their case had been handled. The Kettering program has demonstrated that it is possible to strike a reasonably fair balance between the interests of victims and of offenders, even within the context of the existing criminal justice system.