a theory and method in criminal justice in which it is arranged that the victim and the community receive restitution from the offender.
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British Dictionary definitions for restorative justice
a method of dealing with convicted criminals in which they are urged to accept responsibility for their offences through meeting victims, making amends to victims or the community, etc
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