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The benefits, costs, and risks of severe violence dialog: A theoretical analysis.

McBroom, Ann Harrison
June 4, 2015

Source: (2009) Contemporary Justice Review. 12(2): 147-155.

The potential benefits, costs, and risks of severe violence dialog (SVD) are
analyzed using constructivist theories. Implications for mediating SVD, selecting
and preparing participants, securing informed consent, and controlling the process
are discussed. This paper examines the need for more sophisticated guidelines for
SVD, and for scientific research aimed at improving participant selection and
preparation, a fuller understanding of SVD dynamics, and better control over the
process. (Author’s Abstract)


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