Towards a restorative society: a problem-solving response to harm

Suggests immediate reforms of the failing criminal justice system, and then a transformation of its philosophy.  It is suggested that the restorative process is well suited to feedback; there should be a channel by which this could be used to plan social policies.  To pay for programmes to replace prisons, ‘transferable funding’ is proposed, followed by a three-stage restorative system for less serious cases, more serious ones, and those where for any reason a restorative process was not possible and compulsory measures had to be used – but the measures imposed would still be constructive ones.

http://www.restorativejustice.org.uk