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Victim-Offender Mediation: Observations from Scandinavia


Mari-Louise Pabsdorff


University of Oslo - Department of Criminology and Sociology of Law

Lise-Lotte Rytterbro


Stockholm University

Saija Sambou


affiliation not provided to SSRN

Erika Uotila


affiliation not provided to SSRN

June 9, 2010

Oñati Socio-Legal Series, Vol. 1, No. 2, 2011

Abstract:     
The focus of this article is the discourse between parties and mediator(s) in Victim-Offender Mediation in Scandinavia. The analysis show that mediation talk is concentrated on what happened in the actual crime situation, and what the parties and other persons present at the time did or did not do. Different "accounts" are used actively by the parties, to excuse or justify their behaviour. The explanations for crime are thus primarily found on an individual level, leaving societal issues out. A normative and evaluative inquiry of crimes and why crimes occur plays a minimal (if any) role in VOM in Scandinavia.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 15

Keywords: Mediation, Scandinavia, Conflict, Violent Crimes, Accounts

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Date posted: January 13, 2011  

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Pabsdorff, Mari-Louise and Rytterbro, Lise-Lotte and Sambou, Saija and Uotila, Erika, Victim-Offender Mediation: Observations from Scandinavia (June 9, 2010). Oñati Socio-Legal Series, Vol. 1, No. 2, 2011. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1737385

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Mari-Louise Pabsdorff (Contact Author)
University of Oslo - Department of Criminology and Sociology of Law ( email )
Domus Nova, 5.-7.fl.
St. Olavs plass 5
Oslo, 0130
Norway
Lise-Lotte Rytterbro
Stockholm University ( email )
Stockholm, SE-106 91
Sweden
Saija Sambou
affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )
Erika Uotila
affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )
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