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Talking is tougher than you think

Clark, Deborah
June 4, 2015

Source: (2001) Criminal Justice Management (November).

In the second of two articles in this journal, Deborah Clark discusses victim-offender mediation. Building on a dialogue she had in prison with offenders, she explains the role of a mediator in meeting with both the victim and the offender, in determining whether each is willing to meet with the other, and in facilitating the actual meeting. She also identifies possible outcomes from the meeting, such as an agreement for action the offender will undertake to accept responsibility for his or her actions.


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