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Durham’s chief constable wants restorative justice

February 18, 2013

“Instead of simply handcuffing them and locking them up, we want to get inside their heads, we want to make them become aware of the consequences of their actions.”

Mr Barton pledged to give victims of crime “more of a voice” and said he would instruct his staff to make sure people were kept up-to-date with any future court proceedings after they had been victims of a crime.

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