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Mellan fyra ögon: En studie om gärningspersoners och brottsoffers upplevelser av medling vid brott
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The object of this study was to meet with offenders and victims of crime who recently participated in victim-offender-mediation, in order to explore their experiences and feelings about it. The method of research was individual qualitative interviews with two offenders and two crime victims. The main questions aimed to find out how the participants felt about the mediation process, what experiences they had about the person they had to face during the meeting, and finally what thoughts they had about the crime and its consequences. In helping to analyze the results of the interviews,

Reintegrative Shaming Theory and Theories of attribution were used. The former was used to try to explain the feelings resembling shame that emerged during the meeting, while the latter was helpful in order to understand the descriptions the participants used when they talked about the other person. The results showed that both offenders and victims found the mediation to be helpful, mostly because it made them understand the other person better. Most of them also shared the feeling that they had been able to move on and not think about the crime as much as before.

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2011. , 59 p.
Keyword [en]
Victim-offender-mediation, Restorative justice, offenders, crime victims, Reintegrative Shaming Theory
National Category
Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-60520OAI: diva2:435518
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2013-04-26 Created: 2011-08-18 Last updated: 2013-04-26Bibliographically approved

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