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Braswell, M., Fuller, J. and Lozoff, B. (2001) "Corrections, Peacemaking, and Restorative Justice"

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Cincinnati, Anderson Publishing, 164 p.

Corrections, Peacemaking, and Restorative Justice: Transforming Individuals and Institutions views peacemaking as a broad, encompassing process that, while grounded in ancient philosophical and spiritual traditions, 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. Each movement and effort is not simply about understanding peace, but also about becoming more peaceful ourselves through practicing personal awareness and more mindful living. This book emphasizes both personal and institutional transformation, and involves students through suggestions for discussion and learning activities.

Source: Vanspauwen, K., Robert, L., Aertsen, I., Parmentier, S. (2003), Restorative Justice and Restorative Detention. A selected and annotated bibliography. Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid, Onderzoeksgroep Penologie en Victimologie.

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