Just Work: Restorative Justice Models and Applications


Rooted in ancient practices from indigenous cultures & religious texts, Restorative Justice (RJ) has gained interest as a means to reform the modern justice system and manage wrongdoing in schools and workplaces. This course takes an interdisciplinary approach to consider RJ as an alternative to typical retributive justice models. Examines RJ theory, RJ diversion programs, & the strengths and limitations of RJ's application, including Victim-Offender Mediated Dialogues, Community Conflict Councils, and Truth & Reconciliation Commissions. Asks: does RJ offer the paradigm shift our society needs to address the failings in our justice systems in our communities, institutions, & personal lives?
Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • EI
  • W
  • CZ
Cross-Listed As
  • ETHICS 256S
  • PUBPOL 215S
Typically Offered