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Police apologise over child murders probe
from the article on BBC News:
Scotland's largest police force has apologised for a series of failures in its handling of a double child murder.
Strathclyde Police said that it was "extremely sorry" for the way Giselle Ross was treated after the deaths of her sons, Paul, six, and Jay, two.
The children were murdered by their father Ashok Kalyanjee at a beauty spot in the Campsie Fells in May 2008.
Boys pay for crime with school chores
An incident which occurred at Mynydd Cynffig Infants School, Kenfig Hill in January has been dealt with by means of ‘Restorative Justice’.
A storage shed was broken into at the school and property was removed. Following a successful Police investigation four local culprits were apprehended and the stolen property was later returned to the school.
After admitting to what they had done and on the request of the school a ‘Restorative Justice’ meeting was held which involving the Police, the school, the boys and their parents.
Mugging victim Zoe Harrison 'helped to recover' by meeting her attacker Aaron Burns via restorative justice
When Zoe Harrison first came across Aaron Burns he held a knife to her throat and battered her so brutally he was spattered in her blood.
The last time Zoe, 26, came face to face with her mugger, she left him sobbing for forgiveness.
This is the power of restorative justice - making criminals say sorry to victims.
Crime victims get right to apology
Criminals could be ordered to say sorry to victims in face-toface meetings as part of their sentence.
Gordon Brown wants those who have had offences committed against them to be given the right to a personal apology.
Criminals would also have to explain why they broke the law and offer some way of putting it right. The plans to shame them would be on top of any prison or community sentence handed out.
New payback justice: Both sides of the fence
Ruth Edmunds and Peter Woolf have been on either side of the Restorative Justice programme – and both believe it works.
Ruth decided to meet a teenage boy who was in a gang of three vandals that wrecked a Scout hut in Poynton, Cheshire, where she worked as a volunteer.
Peter's life changed for ever when he met the man he attacked and left bleeding during a burglary. Seven years on, he hasn't reoffended.