Former Norwich police chief to lead Bangladeshi delegation in lessons on restorative justice
Sep 03, 2012
A former Norwich police chief will show a high-powered delegation from Bangladesh how restorative justice can be used to help cut crime without people having to be locked up.
....He said: “I’m part of a programme looking to reduce the overcrowded prisons in Bangladesh. One of their biggest problems is the inefficiency of their criminal justice system. It can take up to eight years for something to come to trial and the likelihood is defendants will spend most of their time remanded in custody. It will be their second visit to Norfolk to look at restorative justice and its something they’re really keen on.”
In Norfolk, which has been singled out as a force that promotes restorative justice by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Her Majesty’s Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate, more than 17,000 people have been through the process since November 2007, with a total of 4,611 interventions as of October last year.
Figures released at that time showed that just 10.4pc of children and young people and 14% of adults dealt with through the restorative approach went on to re-offend.