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Victim-Offender Reconciliation: Program and Outcomes

Hartmann, Arthur
June 4, 2015

Source: (1992) In: H. Messmer and H.-U. Otto (eds.), Restorative Justice on Trial: Pitfalls and Potentials of Victim-Offender Mediation: International Research Perspectives. Dordrecht, NETH: Kluwer Academic Publishers, pp. 211-224.

This report presents results of research conducted on two victim-offender reconciliation (VOR) projects in Germany. The research considered two programmatic problems. First, that only a part of the suitable cases was selected for VOR. Second, there were no indications that VOR is being misused as a means to widen the net of social control. The level of acceptance among victims and offenders proved to be high though for apparently different reasons between projects. The author calls for more research.


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