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“A Review and Assessment of Victim-Offender Reconciliation Programming in West Germany.”

Trenczek, T
June 4, 2015

Source: (1990) In: B. Galaway and J. Hudson (eds.), Criminal Justice, Restitution, and Reconciliation. Monsey, NY: Criminal Justice Press, pp. 109-124.

Data are presented on pilot victim-offender reconciliation projects (VORP) established in the West German cities of Braunschweig, Cologne and Reutlingen. Victim-offender reconciliation with an emphasis on restoration and peace-making is having some difficulty fitting into a punishment-oriented criminal justice system, although a theoretical basis for an emphasis on reconciliation can be found in West German law.


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