Thematic Analysis

  • Xiaoyu Yuan
Part of the Springer Series on Asian Criminology and Criminal Justice Research book series (SSACCJR)


In this chapter, we utilize the line of process to outcome in mediation to present the findings. The previous literature review suggested that substantial attention has been attached to the outcome, but the understanding of the communication process between the victim and the offender is underdeveloped. Thus, this chapter draws on the field data, which were mainly collected by observations and interviews, to reveal the processes and the outcomes of mediation practices. Here, the process is defined as the sequence of the initiation of the mediation, the preparation for it, and the direct and indirect encounters between the victim and the offender; the outcome is defined as the results based on the agreement made between the two sides.


  1. Hu, J. (2011). Grand mediation in China. Asian Survey, 51(6), 1065–1089.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Song, Y. (2009). Empirical analysis of the status quo of criminal mediation in China [woguo xingshi hejie xianzhuang shizheng fenxi]. Paper presented at the Criminal Mediation and Improvement of the Criminal Procedural Law, Beijing.Google Scholar
  3. Song, Y., & Yuan, J. (Eds.). (2009). Theory and practice of criminal reconciliation in China. Peking: Peking University Press.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer International Publishing AG 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  • Xiaoyu Yuan
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Criminal JusticeShanghai University of Political Science and LawShanghaiChina

Personalised recommendations