Adam is a young offender (played by an actor) who has received a referral order for robbery. He goes to meet a Youth Offender Panel who questions him on his feelings about the robbery, his understanding of who it affected and whether he has any empathy for those who suffered as a result. At the end of the meeting they agree on the number of hours of community reparation and the amount of contact he will have with the Youth Offending Team worker.
The class could discuss: "What is the difference between being arrested and being charged with an offence? How does the interviewing police officer use evidence during the interview and what are the advantages of this approach? What are the factors affecting Adam's likelihood of offending?"