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Common sense justice is a £1M hit in Derbyshire, UK
from the article on derbyshire.co.uk:
Restorative justice gives the victim a say in how an offender is dealt with.
Young vandals who cause damage can be forced to repair it and apologise to the property owner, and minor assaults can be dealt with by attackers agreeing to pay compensation to their victims.
In each case, the situation is resolved without court action, saving thousands of hours of police time and preventing youngsters from getting criminal records. Police say that since the scheme was introduced in Derbyshire in April, more than 1,600 crimes have been dealt with using the new powers....