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Just EmotionsRituals of Restorative Justice$

Meredith Rossner

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199655045

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199655045.001.0001

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(p.158) Appendix 2 Qualitative Coding Key for Interaction Ritual

(p.158) Appendix 2 Qualitative Coding Key for Interaction Ritual

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  • offender and victim talking face-to-face in the same room

  • facilitator assessment of outside interruptions to the conference

  • facilitator describes the conference as having ‘flow’, or specifying a rhythm developing over time

  • problems identified with the room, noise, temperature, size, lighting, uncomfortable

  • equal contribution by all parties at the conference. Facilitator notes that if one party dominates the other, this disrupts the ‘flow’

  • facilitator identifies and describes in detail one or more specific points of the conference they see as an emotional high point

  • supporters for each party present at the conference

  • hugging, shoulder rubbing, handshake, pats on back

  • facilitator assessment of eye contact or avoidance of eye contact during the conference

  • apology explicitly made

  • apology explicitly accepted/forgiveness offered

  • any participant crying at any point during the conference

  • any participants smiling at each other at any point during the conference

  • laughter between parties