This book views peacemaking as a broad, encompassing process that is expressed in many different shapes and forms. It blends ancient-wisdom traditions, peacemaking criminology, and restorative justice principles as a way of intervening with offenders in both institutional and community-based settings. Philosophical and spiritual contexts for peacemaking are presented that form a foundation for understanding the potential for peacemaking in criminological thought, the criminal justice system, and society in general.
Provides both philosophical and spiritual context for peacemaking that forms a foundation for understanding the potential of peacemaking in criminological thought, the criminal justice system, and society in general. Overviews ancient wisdom traditions of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Taoism, and Native American spirituality, and explores the work of criminologists such as Richard Quinney and Hal Pepinsky. Explores personal commitment to the peacemaking process through Bo Lozoff's correspondence with prisoners, and through Jarvis Masters' stories about his Buddhist practice on death row at San Quentin. Braswell is affiliated with East Tennessee State University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)