Acknowledgements; Contributors; Introduction;
1. A comparative perspective on Victim-Offender Mediation with youth offenders throughout Europe, Anna Mestitz;
Part I Anglo-Saxon countries;
2. Victim-Offender Mediation in England and Wales, David Miers and Mike Semenchuk; 3. Victim-Offender Mediation with juvenile offenders in Ireland, Kieran O'Dwyer;
Part II Northern countries;
4. Victim-Offender Mediation in Sweden, Lottie Wahlin; 5. Victim-Offender Mediation with juvenile offenders in Norway, Siri Kemény; 6. Victim-Offender Mediation with juvenile offenders in Finland, Ossi Eskelinen and Juhani Iivari; 7. Victim-Offender Mediation with juveniles in Poland, Beata Czarnecka-Dzialuk and Dobrochna Wójcik;
Part III Continental countries;
8. Victim-Offender Mediation with juveniles in Austria, Veronika Hofinger and Christa Pelikan; 9. Victim-Offender Mediation for juveniles in Belgium, Anne Lemonne and Inge Vanfraechem; 10. Victim-Offender Mediation with juveniles in Luxembourg, Paul Schroeder; 11. Victim-Offender Mediation with juvenile offenders in Germany, Michael Kilchlin; 12. Chance of Victim-Offender Mediation in Hungary, Maria Herczog; 13. Victim-Offender Mediation and Conferencing with juvenile offenders in The Netherlands, Ytje Minke Hokwerda and Ido Weijers;
Part IV Southern 'Latin' countries;
14. Mediation and reparation for young offenders in France: an overview, Philip Milburn; 15. Victim-Offender Mediation and youth offenders: the Italian experience, Anna Mestitz and Simona Ghetti; 16. Juvenile penal mediation in Spain: the experience in Catalonia, Jaume Martín Barberan;
17. Juvenile offenders and the legal system: what we have learned from Victim-Offender Mediation, Simona Ghetti.
This book documents the state of the art on Victim-Offender Mediation with youth offenders in 15 European nations (Austria, Belgium, England and Wales, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden). It provides an up-do date review of current theory and practice and presents a critical discussion of problems and benefits which may help guide future policy decisions and applications. The book informs both those who are interested in evaluating the current state of affairs of Victim-Offender Mediation with youth offenders in Europe, and those who would like to promote Victim-Offender Mediation in their own countries.
The common format used in each chapter facilitates comparison across countries. Per country, five areas of investigation are explored and discussed: norms and legislation allowing for the implementation of victim-offender mediation programmes; values and theoretical frameworks of victim-offender mediation; organizational structure of victim-offender mediation services; professional characteristics of mediators; benefits, potential problems, and criticisms of current practice.
Up to date review of current theory and practice of victim-offender mediation with juvenile offenders
The common format used to write each chapter facilitates comparison across countries
Critical discussion of problems and benefits can help guide future policy decisions and applications