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Restorative Justice CRIM 814 (3)

A course on praxis: the marriage of practice and theory, and practice in the development and implementation of restorative (transformative) justice models. Topics include: the needs and experiences of victims, offenders, and communities (including the impact of individuals and intergenerational trauma); the role of the state in justice matters; a comparison of the foundational values, laws, philosophical approaches and outcomes of traditional justice models. An exploration of these models allowing the consideration of their potential for producing democratic justice within the state and community, particularly in the aftermath of crime and violent political aggression and weigh that potential against their potential peril and pitfalls.