Source: (2013) In, David J. Cornwell, John Blad, and Martin Wright, eds., Civilising criminal justice: An international restorative justice agenda for penal reform. pp. 115-150.

This chapter presents the results of qualitative research conducted with Hungarian judges and prosecutors (N=45) about their attitudes towards restorative justice and victim offender mediation in particular. The semi-structured interviews were undertaken shortly before the implementation of the victim-offender mediation under Hungarian criminal law in 2007. As such, it was the last moment to gain a deeper insight into the feelings and views of the future gatekeepers about the restorative approach without them having any empirical experience of its practical mechanisms. (excerpt)