The micropolitics of victim-offender mediation

  title={The micropolitics of victim-offender mediation},
  author={Lois Presser and Cynthia A. Hamilton},
Victim–offender mediation is one of the most widely used practices of restorative justice encounter in the United States. We report findings from research on a victim–offender mediation program sponsored by an American juvenile court. Our specific concern is with power relations at the micro level of the mediation session. Restorative justice has been alternately criticized for controlling its participants too much and for controlling them too little. Some critics point to the silencing of… CONTINUE READING