2018-19 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Dec 07, 2019  
2018-19 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

SOC 410 - Restorative Justice

(4 credits; alternate years, consult department)
This course focuses on restorative conceptions of justice related to the criminal justice system. It places justice in the context of social health rather than only in relation to punishment or criminality. Prominent is the concept of restoring social rights and order threatened by harm to victims, society, and offender. A key goal of restorative justice is to repair harm and restore relationships broken by crime and other wrongdoings. It also recognizes the perspective of the survivors of various crimes and seeks to bring about healing through attempted reconciliation. Crucial conversations are core to the change process through both victim offender dialogue and motivational interviewing.