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Victims of Severe Violence in Mediated Dialogue with Offender: The Impact of the First Multi-Site Study in the U.S

Umbreit, Mark S ; Vos, Betty ; Coates, Robert B ; Armour, Marilyn P

International review of victimology, 2006-01, Vol.13 (1), p.27-48 [Peer Reviewed Journal]

London, England: SAGE Publications

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  • Title:
    Victims of Severe Violence in Mediated Dialogue with Offender: The Impact of the First Multi-Site Study in the U.S
  • Author/Creator: Umbreit, Mark S ; Vos, Betty ; Coates, Robert B ; Armour, Marilyn P
  • Publisher: London, England: SAGE Publications
  • Language: English
  • Is Part Of: International review of victimology, 2006-01, Vol.13 (1), p.27-48
  • Description: A small but growing number of jurisdictions across the U.S. offer victims of severe violence, including homicide, the opportunity to meet in a mediated dialogue session with their offender if they so desire. Such meetings are victim initiated and involve extensive preparation of the parties. This article reports on an intensive qualitative five-year study of mediated dialogue participants in two of the first states in the U.S. to do so, Texas and Ohio. Descriptions of the two programs and key characteristics of participants are provided, along with outcome data related to the experience of both crime victims and offenders in mediated dialogue in the context of severely violent crime.
  • Identifier: ISSN: 0269-7580
    EISSN: 2047-9433
    DOI: 10.1177/026975800601300102