‘Forgiveness is a present to yourself as well’

  title={‘Forgiveness is a present to yourself as well’},
  author={Courtney Field and J Zander and Guy Hall},
  journal={International Review of Victimology},
  pages={235 - 247}
Existing models of forgiveness do not easily accommodate victims of crime. Therefore, this article presents an examination of the meaning of forgiveness from the perspective of crime victims. A grounded theory approach was adopted to analyse the data from a series of semi-structured interviews carried out with victims of serious violent offences. Results indicated that victims generally thought forgiveness was both positive and beneficial. Whereas major models of forgiveness emphasize the… Expand

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