Source: (1996) European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research 4 (4): 44-66.As noted by Dünkel, mediation projects, for both juvenile and adult criminal justice, have expanded and gained support in Germany since the beginning of the 1990s. To detail this situation, Dünkel surveys both the legal and conceptual frameworks for mediation in Germany. Within these frameworks, various forms of organizing mediation exist. Criteria for assignment of cases for mediation are discussed. Some research data on mediation have been collected, but more research needs to be done. Dünkel concludes by sketching the prospects for mediation and criminal justice policy in Germany.