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The Handbook of Victim Offender Mediation. An Essential Guide to Practice and Research. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 2217866
  • Book
  • April 2001
  • 480 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Written by Mark Umbreit, internationally known for his work in restorative justice, this indispensable resource offers an empirically grounded, state-of-the-art analysis of the application and impact of victim offender mediation, a movement that has spread throughout North America and abroad. The Handbook of Victim Offender Mediation provides practical guidance and resources for offering victim meditation in property crimes, in minor assaults, and, more recently, with crimes of severe violence, including with family members of murder victims who request to meet the offender.
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Foreword by Marlene Young.

Introduction: Restorative Justice Through Victim OffenderMediation.

PHILOSOPHY, PRACTICE, AND CONTEXT.

Humanistic Mediation: A Transformative Journey ofPeacemaking.

Guidelines for Victim-Sensitive Mediation and Dialogue withOffenders.

The Mediation Process: Phases and Tasks.

Multicultural Implications of Victim Offender Mediation.

Case Studies.

National Survey of Victim Offender Mediation Programs.

Program Development Issues.

WHAT WE ARE LEARNING FROM RESEARCH.

The Impact of Victim Offender Mediation: Two Decades ofResearch.

Cross-National Assessment of Victim Offender Mediation.

Victim Offender Mediation in the United States: A MultisiteAssessment.

Victim Offender Mediation in Canada: A Multisite Assessment.

Victim Offender Mediation in England: A Multisite Assessment.

EMERGING ISSUES.

Advanced Mediation and Dialogue in Crimes of Severe Violence.

Potential Hazards and Opportunities.

Appendix A. Resources: Organizations, Publications,Videotapes.

Appendix B. Directory of VOM Programs in the United States.

Appendix C. Program Profiles.

Appendix D. Promising Practices and Innovations.

Appendix E. Summary of Forty VOM Empirical Studies.

Appendix F. Assessing Participant Satisfaction with VOM.

References.

Index.
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Mark S. Umbreit St. Paul, Minnesota.
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