Margaret Foxley
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Meeting man who burgled us 'had the most amazing effect'

A £30m fund to bring together offenders and the victims of crime in "restorative justice" has been ring-fenced by the government.

A Ministry of Justice study suggests face-to-face meetings between offenders and their victims reduces re-offending rates, with most victims saying they gained something from the experience.

Margaret Foxley spoke to the BBC about the experience of meeting the man who burgled her home, taking a laptop containing family photos, months before her daughter died in a car accident.

  • 19 Nov 2013
  • From the section UK