Dialogical Processes Examined: A Victim offender dialogue case study

Walshe, Barbara and Geske, Janine (2014) Dialogical Processes Examined: A Victim offender dialogue case study. Journal of Mediation & Applied Conflict Analysis, 1 (1). pp. 1-8. ISSN 2009-7170

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This article outlines the evolution and development of Victim Offender Dialogue now seen as a growing part of the Restorative Justice movement worldwide. A case study outlines the rationale given by both victims and offender for participation and the necessary preparation undertaken to conduct an authentic process with both. An examination is made of the nature and extent of the issues explored during the dialogue and the process and outcome of the dialogue itself. This review describe moments of heartbreak, sadness and humour as the dialogue unfolds, capturing key transformational moments in the process. In conclusion, the question of forgiveness is considered, whether it was given or received.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Dialogical process; victim; victim offender dialogue; case study;
Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Institutes > Edward M Kennedy Institute
Item ID: 4670
Depositing User: Kennedy Institute
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2014 12:18
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Mediation & Applied Conflict Analysis
Publisher: Maynooth Academic Publishing
Refereed: Yes

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