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The first part of this article looks at conflict and how community conferencing can transform negative emotions into positive ones - a process David Williamson incorporates into The Jack Manning Trilogy. The second part looks at how that process works.
'Face to Face takes up the issue in more serious vein. Glen is in his mid-20s, all brawn and not much brain. All he ever wanted to do was build scaffolding. Then one day in anger he rams the boss's Mercedes. Glen elects to have a judicial community conference in place of a trial, and the audience become witnesses to an emotional debate which draws out a trail of responsibility extending from Glen to his work-mates, his mother, his employer and to society itself.' (Publisher's blurb, back cover).