Source: (2000) Ditchley Foundations.

This report gives the discussion points covered by RJ practitioners and protagonists from the UK on the relevance of RJ in the UK’s criminal justice system. They discussed whether or not RJ practices could/should be codified; its costs relative to those of CJ practices; how to define “communityâ€? in the process; how public acceptance of RJ might best be achieved; what classes of offence could be addressed through RJ; and the weight carried by benefits to the victims of crime. Participants acknowledged that RJ could not be a substitute for policies and practices that alleviate poverty, lack of education and other social ills that generate crime. They concluded that since the present system of CJ was failing and rising in costs at the same time, RJ should be given a chance to prove itself.

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