Blog: Sep 2019

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Using restorative justice in cases of environmental harm

James Simon
25 September 2019

Environmental crimes could be considered to be "victimless" but is this really the case? The harm caused often affects many people and the communities in which they live and work. Given that the harm caused by environmental "crimes" is often irreparable and, because there is often no identifiable victim, the justice system traditionally relies on punitive measures to hold those causing harm to account, however, it could be argued that this is not the most effective way of repairing the harm caused.

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Using restorative interventions in cases of drug dealing and supply

James Simon
25 September 2019

A question was raised by RJC member Alex Hyatt, Sussex RJ Partnership, about the difficulties in providing restorative interventions in cases of drug dealing and supply.

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Requests for information relating to offender engagement

James Simon
25 September 2019

RJC member Helena Cryer from Lancashire Constabulary contacted us seeking guidance on best practice when receiving requests from the parole board for information related to offender engagement in restorative processes. This is an interesting topic for discussion which I am sure will have many complexities including issues surrounding GDPR and information sharing protocols.