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.
The class could discuss the advantages and disadvantages of using restorative justice. They could also discuss whether the restorative justice process could be translated within a school context; in particular, they could focus on the issue of peer bully courts as a means of dealing with minor bullying incidents.