This study examines a criminal diversion program. Of principle interest is the diversion program's effect on specific deterrence. This investigation utilizes a case study design. Individuals were selected from court dockets and mediation-diversion files. The cases were divided into three groups: diverted cases, cases that qualified but were processed by the court system, and cases handled by the court system. A follow-up looking for recidivism was performed. Additionally, personal data were gathered and the effects of age, education, occupation and ethnic group were controlled for in an analysis of covariance.
Stead, Denis G.
"The Effectiveness of Criminal Mediation: An Alternative to Court Proceedings in a Canadian City,"
Great Plains Sociologist: Vol. 8:
1, Article 5.
Available at: https://openprairie.sdstate.edu/greatplainssociologist/vol8/iss1/5