This is a special double issue of "Conflict Resolution Quarterly". A much needed resource for scholars and practitioners, this special double issue provides the first comprehensive review of conflict management and dispute resolution effectiveness in seven key areas of conflict resolution practice: Family Mediation; Court Mediation; Community Mediation; Workplace Dispute Resolution; Environmental Conflict Resolution; Conflict Resolution Education; and, Victim Offender Mediation and Restorative Justice.Research from the field is presented with special attention to how program structures affect outcomes of these practices and helps practitioners answer the question, "Does it work?" Each review article is followed by commentaries from noted scholar-practitioners in each area of practice that help readers consider the questions, "How well does it work?" and "What are our next steps?" The contributors include: Terry Amsler, Ariel C. Avgar, Linda Baron, Jennifer Batton, Lisa B. Bingham, Robert B. Coates, E. Franklin Dukes, Kirk Emerson, Timothy Hedeen, Tricia S. Jones, Joan B. Kelly, John Lande, David B. Lipsky, Rosemary O'Leary, Donald T. Saposnek, Mark S. Umbreit, Betty Vos, Roselle L.Wissler, and Howard Zehr.
This is the 22nd Volume, Issues 1-2 of the quarterly Jossey-Bass journal "Conflict Resolution Quarterly".