Young offenders should 'repair damage' research suggests

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A new survey suggests that most people believe that the best way to deal with young offenders is to make them repair the damage they have caused.

The research was carried out by the Prison Reform Trust, which is calling for a change in the way the courts deal with crime and disorder in the light of last month's riots in England.

The UK's policing minister, Nick Herbert says "We are exploring a role for robust restorative approaches, where offenders make amends to victims, in a new form of 'neighbourhood justice',"

Katherine Downes reports.

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