Source: (2001) London: The Police Complaints Authority

The Police Complaints Authority (PCA) is the independent body that oversees complaints against serving police officers in England and Wales. In this report for the PCA, Josephine Dobry examines prospects for the application of restorative justice principles and processes to the handling of complaints against police. In other words, if restorative justice can be used in the criminal justice system to respond to offenses, can it be used when offenses are committed by the police? To answer, Dobry explains the principles and practices of restorative justice; applies them to the police complaints process; details the use of restorative justice for police complaints in New South Wales and the Thames Valley Police; and surveys various alternative means of dealing with police complaints in other police forces in England and Wales.


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