Source: (1993) British Journal of Criminology 33(1): 81-94

Norway's conflict resolution boards, in which criminal cases are mediated outside the courts, have not met their initial goals of reducing adolescent criminality or reducing law enforcement's workload and the time required to adjudicate criminal justice cases. This may be attributed partly to the small number of cases referred to the boards since their inception in 1983 and lack of public knowledge of the bodies. A successful program might have to mandate police-prosecutor cooperation in furthering their use.