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Easing the Burden: Mediating Misdemeanor Criminal Matters

Dispute Resolution Journal, Vol. 62, No. 2, pp. 63-67, 2007

6 Pages Posted: 10 Jun 2011  

Gabriel H. Teninbaum

Suffolk University Law School

Date Written: 2007

Abstract

Overburdened courts are causing critical breakdowns in the criminal justice system. To remedy this problem, some jurisdictions are developing creative programs to ease the burden on courts. This paper, published in the Dispute Resolution Journal, discusses mediation programs in which courts divert criminal cases away from traditional prosecution and allow a victim-offender mediation to occur as an alternative to trials for alleged criminal acts.

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Teninbaum, Gabriel H., Easing the Burden: Mediating Misdemeanor Criminal Matters (2007). Dispute Resolution Journal, Vol. 62, No. 2, pp. 63-67, 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1861284

Gabriel H. Teninbaum (Contact Author)

Suffolk University Law School ( email )

120 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02108-4977
United States

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