Ipsos MORI 2014 findings summary

Polling carried out by Ipsos MORI on behalf of the RJC found overwhelming support for the principles of restorative justice from members of the public, particularly those who had been victims of crime themselves. The polling was commissioned to understand public awareness, confidence and demand for restorative justice.

The key findings of the polling showed that the public had an appetite for restorative justice, with two thirds supporting the principles behind it and almost two thirds being willing to take part. However, the polling also showed demand outstripping provision with a lack of availability meaning that very few victims were offered the chance to participate in restorative processes.

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