Dialogical Processes Examined: A Victim offender dialogue case study

2014 Journal of mediation & applied conflict analysis  
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
more » ... w 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.
doi:10.33232/jmaca.1.1.4670 fatcat:t7q5acfqxzfatkyri2xfvnbivy