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NCJ Number: 97427 Find in a Library
Title: Dispute Resolution Retrospective
Journal: Crime and Delinquency  Volume:27  Dated:(January 1981)  Pages:99-105
Author(s): P Wahrhaftig
Date Published: 1981
Page Count: 7
Type: Historical Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This paper analyzes the evolution of dispute resolution programs over the last decade.
Abstract: These programs encourage people to settle their disputes out of court. Are they merely another social service maintaining the status quo, or are they a vehicle for social change? A key to answering this question is the ability of a program to look beyond the immediate individual problems presented in a conflict to broad, community-wide issues. Of the three models of dispute resolution programs -court-, agency-, and community-sponsored programs -- the community-based type of program is judged to be the one with the potential for enabling social change. (Author abstract)
Index Term(s): Alternative dispute settlement; Models
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