A police officer who investigated a burglary describes what happened and how the offender was caught and convicted.

There are other clips from the ‘Restorative justice’ series which tell the story of the burglary from the perspectives of the offender and the victim.

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

Use as a starting point for a discussion on the role and duties of the police in a modern context. For example, duties could be given as: to protect life and liberty, to maintain public order and to prevent and detect crime. Use as a base for an investigation into modern police crime fighting methods and their effectiveness. Examples could include fingerprint and DNA databases. Use to introduce a debate on whether the UK should have a national compulsory DNA database.