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“Gemeinschaftskonferenzen” in Elmshorn — the first German family group conferencing project in criminal matters.

Hagemann, Otmar
June 4, 2015

Source: (2010) In, Otmar Hagemann, Peter Schäfer, & Stephanie Schmidt, eds., Victimology, victim assistance, and criminal justice. Perspectives shared by International Experts at the Inter-University Centre of Dubrovnik.

This article presents the first German project to use restorative conferencing in criminal matters. First, some terms are defined. Then the legal background in Germany and some shortcomings are outlined before the implementation and the practice of the project is described. Finally initial results are presented and the chalienges which have to be overcome are discussed. (excerpt)


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