PCS.205 Restorative Justice

Restorative Justice

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 37755
Status Active

This course will introduce students to the fundamental principles and practices of restorative justice as a method of building positive peace. Students will develop a working knowledge of the general theories of restorative justice, as well as practical hands-on experience with peacemaking circles. Traditional assumptions about justice and the adversarial legal process will be explored and challenged. The relationship between restorative justice, restorative practices, and other conflict resolution methods such as mediation will be discussed. Practical challenges in implementing restorative justice on the ground will also be examined.