A young offender and the victim of his crime meet face to face. The offender describes why he committed the crime and the circumstances that led him to do so. The victim has the chance to ask him questions in a setting mediated by restorative justice workers. The meeting enables the offender to apologise and offers the chance for the victim to gain some understanding of why he committed the crime.

This clip is from:
Secondary Citizenship
First broadcast:
16 June 2009

Use to illustrate the Restorative Justice meeting. This clip could also be used as a trigger for a discussion on the advantages and disadvantages of using Restorative Justice. What are the benefits/drawbacks for the victim and benefits/drawbacks for the offender? Ask students to consider the possible positive and negative outcomes of such meetings.