Reconciliation instead of Judgement

Victim-Offender-Mediation in Practice

The Criminal Code says: »Whosoever physically assaults another person is punished.« But the Criminal Code also says: »If the offender in an effort to achieve reconciliation with the victim (Victim-Offender-Mediation) has made full restitution for his offence, the court may mitigate the sentence or, unless the sentence is imprisonment of more than one year, may order a discharge.« The Youth Courts Law says:»The public prosecutor shall dispense with prosecution«, that means he does not bring charges and the matter does not go to court when the youth is ready »to achieve a settlement with the aggrieved person.«

  • Article no.: 4669626
  • Targetgroups: Sek I,Sek II
  • Length: 32:04 min
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