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Hoe behoeften na een delict in kunnen spelen op de bereidheid om deel te nemen aan bemiddeling : vanuit het perspectief van het slachtoffer

Mesman, Tamara (2012) Hoe behoeften na een delict in kunnen spelen op de bereidheid om deel te nemen aan bemiddeling : vanuit het perspectief van het slachtoffer.

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Abstract:The organization ‘Slachtoffer in Beeld’ offers since 2007 the opportunity to have mediated contact between victims and offenders in the Netherlands. Victims and offenders have different needs regarding the type of mediation they desire. This is within the groups and between the groups (victim or perpetrator). This research focuses on the needs that victims can feel, that can lead to being willing to participate in victim-offender mediation. In this study it is assumed that the need for the restoration of power is an overarching need for the other needs that arise after an offense. We investigated whether this power need can be quadratic, this means that when the need for the recovery of power is low it is less likely that mediation is chosen, but that the same choice is made when the need to restore the power is high. When the victim feels an average need to restore the power, the amount of mediation is expected to be the highest in an quadratic relation. Whether certain needs affect whether or not victims will be willing to participate in victim-offender mediation is also examined. These questions are analyzed by means of data that is already obtained by Zebel (2012). These data do not directly measure the needs, so we will have to work with proxy needs. It is expected that the quadratic relation, just described, will be found, where a low and high need for power recovery provides no willingness to participate, a slightly lower need for restoration of power will invoke a willingness to participate in a victim-offender mediation and a slightly higher need for power recovery will lead to a willingness to participate in indirect contact. Furthermore it is expected that low scores on the proxy needs will not lead to a participation and that the proxy need to restore the power will predict the willingness to engage in the mediation the best and also will have the greatest impact on participation, compared to the other proxy needs. It appears that agreeing with the question if the offender committed the crime premeditated enlarges the chance that the victim is willing to participate in victim-offender mediation. However no quadratic relation was found. This may be due to the type of data with which we worked, but there are other possibilities that should be taken into account in the sequel.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology BSc (56604)
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