Learners will examine the theoretical, historical, and philosophical perspectives on restorative justice will be analyzed. Foundational principles and values of restorative justice will be explored in the context of restorative justice as a response to crime and violence distinct from traditional methods within the criminal justice system. The course contrasts restorative justice with the dominant retributive/punitive model of justice focusing on victim/offender reconciliation programs, family/group conferencing and circle remedies. A variety of processes and program models for restorative justice will also be examined with emphasis on program effectiveness. (Formerly BLES315)
This course is only open to students who have been admitted to the Bachelor of Law Enforcement Studies. Please see the BLES program page for more information, and for instructions on how to apply to the program.
- LAWS-1207 and LAWS-2205 or SOCI-1100