The Handbook of Victim Offender Mediation: An Essential Guide to Practice and Research / Edition 1by Mark S. Umbreit
Pub. Date: 12/12/2000
When it was first introduced, the restorative justice movement was met with widespread resistance and skepticism. Now, more than twenty-five years later, the movement has flourished and continues to make great strides in reforming the traditional justice system. Today, the restorative justice movement is Andorsed by many former skeptics. There are 1,300 victim… See more details below
When it was first introduced, the restorative justice movement was met with widespread resistance and skepticism. Now, more than twenty-five years later, the movement has flourished and continues to make great strides in reforming the traditional justice system. Today, the restorative justice movement is Andorsed by many former skeptics. There are 1,300 victim offAnder mediation programs thriving throughout North America and Europe, and this form of mediation is now Andorsed by the American Bar Association.The Handbook of Victim Offender Mediation is the first resource to provide a conceptual-and-research based framework and a practical process for mediating a wide-variety of criminal conflicts between victims of crime and their offAnders. Written by a pioneer in the field, Mark Umbreit-the founding director of the University of Minnesota's Center for Restorative Justice & Peacemaking and the National Restorative Justice Training Institute-this essential resource is based on the empirically grounded principles of restorative justice through victim offAnder mediation, and it explains how to put in place and apply this highly effective process.Step-by-step, this comprehensive handbook clearly defines how the process works, shows how to identify appropriate victim and offAnder participants, and reveals what it takes to prepare both sides for the upcoming meeting, which is facilitated through a humanistic dialogue- driven form of mediation. The Handbook of Victim Offender Mediation also shows how to establish a safe place for dialogue and outlines the most efficient methods for conducting an effective, sensitive, and often emotion- laden victim offAnder mediation. In addition, the author provides practical information for developing ongoing programs and instructions for training mediators, establishing case referral criteria, executing case management procedures, and developing strategies for obtaining referrals from courts and probation officers.This indispensa
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Table of Contents
Foreword by Marlene Young.
Introduction: Restorative Justice Through Victim Offender Mediation.
PHILOSOPHY, PRACTICE, AND CONTEXT.
Humanistic Mediation: A Transformative Journey of Peacemaking.
Guidelines for Victim-Sensitive Mediation and Dialogue with Offenders.
The Mediation Process: Phases and Tasks.
Multicultural Implications of Victim Offender Mediation.
National Survey of Victim Offender Mediation Programs.
Program Development Issues.
WHAT WE ARE LEARNING FROM RESEARCH.
The Impact of Victim Offender Mediation: Two Decades of Research.
Cross-National Assessment of Victim Offender Mediation.
Victim Offender Mediation in the United States: A Multisite Assessment.
Victim Offender Mediation in Canada: A Multisite Assessment.
Victim Offender Mediation in England: A Multisite Assessment.
Advanced Mediation and Dialogue in Crimes of Severe Violence.
Potential Hazards and Opportunities.
Appendix A. Resources: Organizations, Publications, Videotapes.
Appendix B. Directory of VOM Programs in the United States.
Appendix C. Program Profiles.
Appendix D. Promising Practices and Innovations.
Appendix E. Summary of Forty VOM Empirical Studies.
Appendix F. Assessing Participant Satisfaction with VOM.
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