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“Mediated Victim-Offender Restitution Agreements: An Exploratory Analysis of Factors Related to Victim Participation.”

Gehm, John R
June 4, 2015

Source: (1990) In: B. Galaway and J. Hudson (eds.), Criminal Justice, Restitution and Reconciliation. Monsey NY: Criminal Justice Press, pp. 177-182.

Data in a Victim-Offender Reconciliation Program information system are analyzed to determine if correlates exist between offender and offense characteristics and the willingness of victims to participate in face-to-face meetings with their offenders. The correlations were weak, but point in the direction of victim participation being inversely related to offense seriousness, with victims being more willing to meet with offenders who are white than members of a racial minority, and with participation of victims more likely among institutional victims than among individual victims. These effects appear independent of other offender or offense characteristics.


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