Back to RJ Archive

“Repairing the Breach and Reconciling the Discordant : Mediation in the Criminal Justice System.”

Bakker, Mark
June 4, 2015

Source: (1994) North Carolina Law Review. 72(6):1479-126.

Bakker discusses the development of two different mediation programs in the United States. These grew out of the dissatisfaction with the way crime was being handled, the neglect of the needs of crime victims, and the desire for a system of reparations as sanctions. He discusses the advantages and disadvantages of mediation in the criminal justice system, describes programs being developed, and places the development in the larger context of restorative justice.


Support the cause

We've Been Restoring Justice for More Than 40 Years

Your donation helps Prison Fellowship International repair the harm caused by crime by emphasizing accountability, forgiveness, and making amends for prisoners and those affected by their actions. When victims, offenders, and community members meet to decide how to do that, the results are transformational.

Donate Now