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Mediators’ Communication in Victim Offender Mediation/Dialogue Involving Crimes of Severe Violence: An Analysis of Opening Statements.

Szmania, Susan J.
June 4, 2015

Source: (2006) Conflict Resolution Quarterly. 24(1):111-127.

This study investigates, through descriptive examples taken from actual mediation cases, mediators’ opening statements in one victim offender mediation/dialogue program involving crimes of severe violence. Three distinctive elements of the mediators’ opening statements are illustrated, and implications for the continued study of mediator communication are discussed. (author’s abstract)


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