Mediating the victim-offender conflict Victim Offender Reconciliation Program by Howard Zehr

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Published by Mennonite Central Committee, Office of Criminal Justice in Akron, Pa .

Written in English

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  • Victims of crimes,
  • Mediation therapy

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Other titlesVictim Offender Reconciliation Program.
Statementby Howard Zehr, with a case study by Earl Sears.
ContributionsSears, Earl, 1935-, Mennonite Central Committee. Office of Criminal Justice.
LC ClassificationsHV6250.25 .Z43 1980
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Pagination24 p. ;
Number of Pages24
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16332733M

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