Do anger and having a relationship with the victim influence offenders’ willingness to participate in victim-offender mediation?

Erdinger, N. K. (2017) Do anger and having a relationship with the victim influence offenders’ willingness to participate in victim-offender mediation?

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Abstract:This study investigates whether experiencing anger and having a relationship with the victim factors influence offenders’ willingness to participate in victim-offender mediation (VOM). As anger motivates people to approach the other party, it was expected that individuals who felt angry towards the victim were more willing to participate in VOM, than less angry individuals and that having a relationship with the victim would motivate offenders to restore their relationship by means of VOM. 195 participants were asked to take the perspective of an offender in a given scenario, committing a hit-and-run. Anger and having a relationship were manipulated. Unexpectedly, results indicated that participants who experienced less anger were more willing to participate. Furthermore, there was a trend found that offenders who are in a relationship with the victim are more willing to participate in VOM, as expected. Additionally, explanations are given regarding these findings and recommendations are made for further research.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology BSc (56604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/72599
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