Checking date: 04/05/2020

Course: 2019/2020

Study: Master in Mediation, Negotiation and Conflict Resolution (318)

Coordinating teacher: FIODOROVA , ANNA

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Criminal Law, Procedural Law and History Law

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Students are expected to have completed
Conflict Communication Negotiation Mediation: features, process, techniques and areas
Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results.
BASIC SKILLS -To be able to apply obtained knowledge in solution of problems in new or unfamiliar environments within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts -To communicate clearly and unambiguously conclusions, as well as the knowledge and reasons on which they are based, to specialised and non-specialised audiences -To have the learning skills that enable to continue studying in manner that to the large extent will be self-directed or individual GENERAL SKILLS -Ability to identify conflict, its peculiarities and dynamics -Ability to detect among the methods of conflicts┬┤resolution the one most suitable in each situation and to use it -Knowledge on the development of mediation procedure, its principles, goals, features and areas -Knowledge of limits of mediation, its use on national and international level -Ability to apply in practice different techniques and tools used to manage and to resolve the conflicts -Ability to detect concepts and elements that are used in different forms of conflict resolution -Ability to identify correctly and to develop different phases of the process of negotiation and mediation, as well as techniques and tools applied SPECIFIC SKILLS -Management of the communication abilities within the scope of Restorative Justice -To understand theoretical and practical development of the Restorative Justice and the importance of mediation in penal matters -To know restorative practices and different modalities of the mediation in penal matters -To acquire theoretical knowledge about the mediation in penal matters, as well as procedures and tools applicable to this type of mediation -To apply in practice different techniques and instruments of Restorative Justice and penal mediation -To learn concepts used in different afore mentioned methods -To synthesise obtained knowledge as a necessary basis for the elaboration of the final paper about specific and subject matter LEARNING OUTCOMES -At the end of the subject the student will obtain knowledge necessary to use and to control different techniques of mediation, as well as different tools of communication in the area of Restorative Justice and penal mediation -Will obtain sufficient theoretical-practical basis to handle restorative process and penal mediation with proper guarantees and taking into account their peculiarities
Description of contents: programme
I. Retributive and Restorative Justice i. Traditional Criminal Justice System ii. Basis of the Restorative Justice iii. Restorative practice II. Legal regulation and issues III. Penal mediation i. Mediation in penal system for adults ii. Mediation with offenders under 18 IV. Penitentiary mediation V. Big conflicts and restorative meetings VI. Peculiarities and methodology of the penal mediation i. Mediation process in penal issues ii. The role of penal mediator iii. The agreement or act of reparation VII. Practice of penal mediation
Learning activities and methodology
LEARNING ACTIVITIES On-line phase: presentation of theoretical materials, case study, individual and group practice, individual work. In-class phase: seminar, practices, resolution of doubts. METHODOLOGY - Availability of materials (including audio-visual) in virtual class (Aula Global) in which the main concepts of the subject and the bibliography to complement learning process are given. - Resolution practical cases, tasks, etc. given by the teacher for individual work or work in group. - Presentation and discussion in the the weekly forum related to the content of the subject proposed by the teacher and moderated by him/her. - Elaboration of papers and reports individually or in groups. - Critical reading of the texts recommended by the teacher: articles of newspapers, reports, handbooks or academic articles for further discussion in classes or for broadening and consolidation of knowledge of the subject.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 30
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 70
Basic Bibliography
  • AAVV. Helena Soleto Muñoz (directora); Emiliano Carretero Morales, Cristina Ruíz López (editores) . Mediación y resolución de conflictos: técnicas y ámbitos . Tecnos. 3ª ed. 2017
  • AAVV. Pedro María Garciandía González, Helena Soleto Muñoz (directores); Sabela Oubiña Barbolla (coordinadora). Sobre la mediación penal: posibilidades y límites en un entorno de reforma del proceso penal español. Thomson Reuters-Aranzadi. 2012
  • I. De la Cuesta, I.J. Subijana. Justicia Restaurativa y Terapéutica. Hacía innovadores modelos de justicia. Valencia: Tirant lo Blanch. 2017
  • P. M. Garciandía González, H. Soleto Muñoz. Sobre la mediación penal. Aranzadi. 2012
Recursos electrónicosElectronic Resources *
Additional Bibliography
  • AAVV. Margarita Carmen Pérez-Salazar Resano, Julián Carlos Ríos Martín (Directores). La mediación civil y penal: un año de experiencia. Consejo General del Poder Judicial. 2008
  • AAVV. María Pilar Sánchez Álvarez, Margarita Martinez Escamilla (Coordinadoras). Justicia restaurativa, mediacio¿n penal y penitenciaria: un renovado impulso. Editorial Reus. 2012
  • Armenta Deu, Teresa. ¿Justicia restaurativa, mediación penal y víctima: vinculación europea y análisis crítico¿. Revista General de Derecho Europeo 44 . 2018
  • Barona Vilar, Silvia. Mediación penal: fundamento, fines y régimen jurídico. Tirant lo blanch. 2011
  • Coord. Soleto Muñoz, Helena, Varona Martínez, Gema. Restorative Justice in Terrorist Victimisations: Comparative Implications: Introduction (Justicia Restaurativa En El Caso De Victimizaciones Terroristas: Implicaciones Comparativas: Introducción) . Oñati Socio-Legal Series, Vol. 4, No. 3, 2014. . 2014
  • Martín Diz, Fernando. La mediación: sistema complementario de Administración de Justicia. Consejo General del Poder Judicial. 2010
  • Ríos Martín, Julián Carlos (et. al.). La mediación penal y penitenciaria: experiencias de diálogo en el sistema penal para la reducción de la violencia y el sufrimiento humano. Colex. 2008
  • Segovia Bernabé, José Luis (et. al.). Mediación penal y penitenciaria: 10 años de camino. Fundación agape. 2010
  • Soleto Muñoz, Helena. "Aportaciones internacionales al desarrollo de la Justicia Restaurativa en España" en Justicia restaurativa, una justicia para el siglo XXI: potencialidades y retos. Publicaciones de la Universidad de Deusto. 2013
  • Soleto Muñoz, Helena. "La justicia Restaurativa, mecanismo adecuado para mejorar la reparación a la víctima en el proceso" en Justicia restaurativa y terapéutica: hacia innovadores modelos de justicia penal. Tirant lo Blanch. 2017
  • Tamarit Sumalla, Josep María; Villacampa Estiarte, Carolina y Serrano Masip, Mercedes. (eds.),. El Estatuto de las Víctimas de delitos: comentarios a la Ley 4/2015. Tirant lo Blanch, Valecia. 2015
  • Zafra Espinosa de los Monteros. "Los círculos restaurativos como complemento de la justicia". Revista Penal, nº 39. 2017
  • Zehr Howard. The Little Book of Restorative Justice. -. 2002
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