This course will give you a working knowledge of the following:
- The concept of participatory democracy in the context of restorative justice practices
- The concept of social capital in the context of harm prevention
After completing the course, you should be able to do the following:
- Apply structured and responsive uses of restorative justice in family, group, and community-wide situations
- Describe best practices in crime prevention through social development
- Use various community-friendly evaluation strategies for measuring program and process outcomes
- Initiate meaningful and sustainable responses to community deficits
Textbooks and learning materials
Course fees do not include the cost of textbooks and other supplemental materials that you may purchase from the SFU Bookstore.
Ball, J., Caldwell, W., & Pranis, K. (2010). Doing Democracy with Circles: Engaging Communities in Public Planning. St. Paul, MN: Living Justice Press.
Block, P. (2008). Community: The Structure of Belonging. San Francisco, California: Berrett-Koehler.