231.8 sec. 1 - Restorative Justice (Fall 2014)
Instructor: Mary Louise Frampton (view instructor's teaching evaluations | profile)
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Meeting Time: Tu 3:35-6:15
Meeting Location: 10
Course Start: August 26, 2014
Course Control Number (Non-1Ls): 49616
In this seminar we will explore both the theory and the practice of restorative justice, an alternative approach to the retributive justice model of our present criminal law system and many other institutions. Because restorative justice approaches crime and conflict as occasions for social repair requiring community involvement, offender accountability, and victim participation, the model provides an opportunity to intervene in the school-to-prison pipeline and to reduce the mass incarceration of people of color. We will discuss the failures of the current criminal justice system including its Jim Crow aspects, the impact of the media on criminal justice policy, the philosophy and history of restorative justice, the use of restorative justice models in other countries and cultures, the application of restorative justice principles to both juvenile and adult criminal justice systems, educational institutions and workplaces. We will also examine reparations movements in South Africa and the United States. Field work is included.
This course may satisfy the Writing Requirement.
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