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Facing violence : the path of restorative justice and dialogue / Mark S. Umbreit ... [et al.].


Public Safety Canada Library


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HV 8688 U5f 2003




Includes bibliographical references (p. [389]-395).


395 p. ; 23 cm.


Can restorative justice be effective in cases involving the most serious violent crime? This study evaluates pioneering programs in Texas and Ohio, which use mediation/dialogue techniques in homicides, rapes and other cases involving severe violence. Findings document various program impacts on participating victims and offenders, restitution payments, recidivism and costs, but indicate that these programs have enabled both victims (and/or their surviving families) and offenders to rebuild shattered lives. Includes case studies and guidelines for research-based policy and program planning.



Section I. Setting the Stage: Restorative Justice and Victim Offender Mediation. – 1. Restorative justice through dialogue. – 2. Victim offender mediation: what the research tells us.
Section II. The Research Study. – 3. Texas case studies. – 4. Texas Victim Offender Mediation/Dialogue Program: a staff and volunteer perspective. – 5. Texas victims: experience and impact. – 6. Texas offenders: experience and impact. – 7. Ohio case studies. – 8. Ohio Victim Offender Dialogue Program: a staff and volunteer perspective. – 9. Ohio victims: experience and impact. – 10. Ohio offenders: experience and impact.
Section III. Results of the Study. – 11. Summary of findings from participant interviews. – 12. An emerging typology of programs. – 13. Conclusions and implications. – Appendix A: Analysis of capital cases. – Appendix B: Humanistic dialogue: a practitioner perspective.


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