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    An Overview of the Traveller Mediation Service Peer Mediation in Prisons Programme 2016 to 2019


    Lawless, Kerry and Kelliher, Sharon (2021) An Overview of the Traveller Mediation Service Peer Mediation in Prisons Programme 2016 to 2019. Journal of Mediation & Applied Conflict Analysis, 7 (1). ISSN 2009-7170

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    Abstract

    Due to the highly restrictive nature of the prison environment, with large numbers of diverse personalities living in extremely close proximity to one another and some with a propensity for violent behaviour, prisons can be dangerous places. Prisons are too often places of conflict, violence, and fear (Condry and Scharff Smith, 2018), where conflict can develop and escalate rapidly. Such conflict almost always has a negative impact, both physically and mentally, on prisoners and staff. It was in this context that TMS developed a unique and innovative approach to conflict prevention and resolution within the Irish Prison Service (IPS)...

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Traveller Mediation Service; Peer Mediation; Prisons Programme 2016 to 2019; Peer Mediation in Prisons (PMP) initiative; JMACA;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Institutes > Edward M Kennedy Institute
    Item ID: 15190
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.33232/jmaca.7.1.15190
    Depositing User: Kennedy Institute
    Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2022 16:09
    Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Mediation & Applied Conflict Analysis
    Publisher: Maynooth Academic Publishing
    Refereed: Yes
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