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What is restorative justice?

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Police in some parts of the UK are using a new way of dealing with kids who break the law.

Instead of being given a telling off and ending up with a criminal record, officers are bringing the kids face-to-face with their victims.

Here Chief Superintendent Lynn Taylor from Dorset Police tells Maddy what restorative justice is.