Corrections, Peacemaking and Restorative Justice: Transforming Individuals and Institutions / Edition 1

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Overview

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.

  • This book is about personal and institutional transformation. It is designed to view peacemaking as a broad, encompassing process that, while grounded in ancient philosophical and spiritual traditions, is expressed in many different shapes and forms.
  • Boxed inserts and discussion questions support the text.
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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)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781583605196
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 1/15/2001
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 165
  • Sales rank: 1,128,805
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

Part I: Understanding Peacemaking

2. Compassionate Corrections: Contributions of Ancient Wisdom Traditions

3. Peacemaking Criminology

Part II: Doing Peacemaking

4. Personal Transformation

5. Transforming Institutions

6. Letters from Prison

7. Prison Stories

8. Toward Restorative and Community Justice

9. Epilogue

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