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Restorative Justice and Police Complaints

Pollard, Charles.
June 4, 2015

Source: (2000) Paper presented at The Second International Conference on Conferencing and Circles: Restorative Practice in Action. Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 10-12 August 2000.

Pollard, chief constable in the Thames Valley Police (United Kingdom), points to the extensive use of restorative justice principles and practices in policing in the Thames Valley. At the same time, he notes the need to introduce such principles and practices into the police handling of complaints against officers (whether the complaints come from within the force or from citizens who have had encounters with officers). He therefore proposes ways to make restorative justice the approach for dealing with complaints against police.


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