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NCJ Number: 113151 Find in a Library
Title: Quality of Justice
Author(s): D Luban
Corporate Author: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Law School
United States of America
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 61
Sponsoring Agency: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI 53706
Publication Number: DPRP 8:6
Sale Source: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Law School
Disputes Processing Research Program
Madison, WI 53706
United States of America
Type: Conference Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report summarizes and analyzes the issues raised at a 1987 workshop on identifying and measuring quality in dispute resolution processes and outcomes.
Abstract: The workshop was cosponsored by the Disputes Processing Research Program at the University of Wisconsin's Institute for Legal Studies in Madison and by the National Institute for Dispute Resolution. The report discusses major theories of justice and considers the issue of whether alternative dispute resolution should measure itself against the baseline of adjudication or against the baseline of unmediated negotiation. It also analyzes the following quality criteria suggested by the workshop participants: (1) participant satisfaction; (2) the furthering of social justice; (3) the transformation of the parties through empowerment; and (4) the transformation of the parties through reconciliation. The analysis concludes that only participant satisfaction is clearly inadequate as a measure of justice and that underlying each of the other proposals in a general view of the good life. Thus, debate among the proposals is no more likely to come to closure than is debate about what constitutes the good life. Figure, footnotes, and 69 references.
Main Term(s): Alternative dispute settlement
Index Term(s): Conflict resolution; Evaluation measures; Services effectiveness; Testing and measurement
Note: Disputes Processing Research Program, Working Papers, Series 8
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