Spring 2022 - CRIM 315 D100
Restorative Justice (4)
Class Number: 4071
Delivery Method: In Person
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.
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. Lectures will be made available through asynchronistic learning platforms. Tutorials will requite synchronistic learning.
- Critical Essay #1 20%
- Critical Essay #2 40%
- Participation 30%
- Final Assignment 10%
1. Elliott, Elizabeth M. (2011). Security With Care: Restorative Justice and Healthy Communities. Fernwood Books.
2. Zehr, Howard (2015) The Little Book of Restorative Justice (2nd Ed). Intercourse, Pennsylvania: Good Books.
3. Lederach, John Paul (2003) The Little Book of Conflict Transformation. Intercourse, Pennsylvania: Good Books.
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