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Medling vid ungdomsbrott - Lekmannamedlare eller tjänstemannamedlare?

Östh, Andreas LU (2009) SOLX63 20091
School of Social Work
Abstract
Since January 1st, 2008, there is a law in Sweden prescribing that all municipalities must be able to offer youths under 21 years of age mediation in case of crime. When mediating, two different kinds of mediators are used, one being a professional mediator and the other one a layman mediator. The purpose of my essay has been to examine how two rather small municipalities use laymen mediators and professional mediators, and also what the central actors in the mediating processes take into consideration when choosing the form of mediation. My purpose has also been to find out what qualities the central actors consider important in mediators. I have interviewed five people in both municipalities, who are regarded as central actors for a... (More)
Since January 1st, 2008, there is a law in Sweden prescribing that all municipalities must be able to offer youths under 21 years of age mediation in case of crime. When mediating, two different kinds of mediators are used, one being a professional mediator and the other one a layman mediator. The purpose of my essay has been to examine how two rather small municipalities use laymen mediators and professional mediators, and also what the central actors in the mediating processes take into consideration when choosing the form of mediation. My purpose has also been to find out what qualities the central actors consider important in mediators. I have interviewed five people in both municipalities, who are regarded as central actors for a functioning mediating process. Altogether, most of the informants have a mostly positive attitude to laymen performing the actual mediation, and professionals to co-ordinate the mediating processes.Mediation is based upon the philosophy of the reparative justice, and it is exactly the impartiality that makes laymen the best suited mediators. However, there was one informant who thought that mediators ought to be professionals because of the complexity that might ensue when bringing a crime victim and an offender together. The informant also meant that mediation might be becoming a profession of its own. In conclusion, I do not consider it advisable to give preference to neither laymen nor professionals as mediators, as mediation is still fairly new in Sweden, and further research is needed. For the time being, the choice of mediators should continue to be free owing to the needs of the respective mediating processes. (Less)
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author
Östh, Andreas LU
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organization
course
SOLX63 20091
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
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Reparativ rättvisa, Brottsoffer, Medling vid ungdomsbrott, Gärningspersoner, Tjänstemannamedlare, Lekmannamedlare, Rollteori
language
Swedish
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1415358
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2009-06-10 13:39:46
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2009-06-10 13:39:46
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  abstract     = {Since January 1st, 2008, there is a law in Sweden prescribing that all municipalities must be able to offer youths under 21 years of age mediation in case  of crime. When mediating, two different kinds of mediators are used, one being a professional mediator and the other one a layman mediator. The purpose of my essay has been to examine how two rather small municipalities use laymen mediators and professional mediators, and also what the central actors in the mediating processes take into consideration when choosing the form of mediation. My purpose has also been to find out what qualities the central actors consider important in mediators. I have interviewed five people in both municipalities, who are regarded as central actors for a functioning mediating process. Altogether, most of the informants have a mostly positive attitude to laymen performing the actual mediation, and professionals to co-ordinate the mediating processes.Mediation is based upon the philosophy of the reparative justice, and it is exactly the impartiality that makes laymen the best suited mediators. However, there was one informant who thought that mediators ought to be professionals because of the complexity that might ensue when bringing a crime victim and an offender together. The informant also meant that mediation might be becoming a profession of its own. In conclusion, I do not consider it advisable to give preference to neither laymen nor professionals as mediators, as mediation is still fairly new in Sweden, and further research is needed. For the time being, the choice of mediators should continue to be free owing to the needs of the respective mediating processes.},
  author       = {Östh, Andreas},
  keyword      = {Reparativ rättvisa,Brottsoffer,Medling vid ungdomsbrott,Gärningspersoner,Tjänstemannamedlare,Lekmannamedlare,Rollteori},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Medling vid ungdomsbrott - Lekmannamedlare eller tjänstemannamedlare?},
  year         = {2009},
}