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Overview of mediation, conferencing, and circles.

McCold, Paul
June 4, 2015

Source: (2000) Paper presented at the United Nations Crime Congress, Ancillary Meeting on Implementing Restorative Justice in the International Context. Vienna, Austria, 10-17 April.

McCold begins his overview of certain restorative justice processes by presenting a typology of restorative justice practices– a typology oriented around the inclusion of the victim, the offender, and their “communities of care.” This leads to an explanation of a core model of the restorative justice process from his perspective. McCold then surveys various forms of mediation, conferencing, and circles to highlight how they fit into his typology and how they enable the core restorative process.


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