Fall 2018 - CRIM 315 J100

Restorative Justice (4)

Class Number: 7843

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Sa 12:30 PM – 3:20 PM
    HCC 1325, Vancouver

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Dec 9, 2018
    8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    HCC 1800, Vancouver

  • Prerequisites:

    45 units.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

The course will contrast restorative justice with the dominant adversarial/retributive/punitive model of justice through a critical analysis of these two paradigms of justice. Several key principles, assumptions, and concepts necessary for understanding the foundation and practice of restorative justice will be introduced and explored. Breadth-Social Sciences.

COURSE DETAILS:

This course is an introduction to the restorative/transformative justice paradigm.  It begins with an overview of modern criminal justice systems, with a focus on the centrality of punishment in response to crime.  The idea of “justice” is problematized in the comparison between restorative and retributive, adversarial, and distributive justice concepts.  Particular attention is paid to the important elements of values and relationships in restorative justice practices.  Issues relating to the three key stakeholder groups—victims, offenders, and community—are discussed and debated.  An introduction to existing program models in restorative justice is provided.  

Grading

  • Critical Essay #1 20%
  • Critical Essay #2 30%
  • Participation 40%
  • In-Class Assignment 10%

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

1. Elliott, Elizabeth M. (2011). Security With Care:  Restorative Justice and Healthy Communities. Fernwood Books.

2. Zehr, Howard (2002). The Little Book of Restorative Justice.  Intercourse, Pennsylvania:  Good Books.

3. Lederach, John Paul (2003). The Little Book of Conflict Transformation.  Intercourse, Pennsylvania:  Good Books.

Department Undergraduate Notes:


ATTENTION: STUDENTS WITH A DISABILITY: Please contact the Centre for Students with Disabilities, (MBC 1250 or Phone 778-782-3112) if you need or require assistance, not your individual instructors.  

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  • A student must complete ALL aspects of a course (including assignments, exams, class participation, presentations, chat room components of Distance Education courses and other), otherwise he/she will receive a grade of N. 
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UNIVERSITY POLICY FORBIDS FINAL EXAMINATIONS WHILE CLASSES ARE STILL IN SESSION.

Registrar Notes:

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