Criminal Justice-coas | Alternative Social Control Systems
P202 | 1525 | Pepinsky


This course introduces alternatives to retributive justice from around the
world.  Retributive justice means trying to identify, isolate and subdue
offenders.  "Restorative justice" alternatives introduced aim to help
victims heal from the trauma of having been violated, and to weave offenders
back into a safe social fabric.  The fourteen chapters in the text will each
serve as the theme for a week of class.  One lecture each week will focus on
the thematic chapter.  The other lecture will be on a related issue, drawing
in outside material including guest speakers, videos and such.
Readings:	Jim Consedine, Restorative Justice: Healing the Effects of
Crime.  (Lyttleton, New Zealand: Ploughshares Publications, rev. edn. 1999).

Requirements:	Points will be given weekly submission of journal entries.
Points to be covered will include responding to conclusions of each of the
chapters in Consedine's text, and to associated class discussion and
supplemental readings, as from web sites.  The point total for the journals
will constitute 40 percent of the final grade.  Another twenty percent of
the final grade each will come from each of two essays submitted mid-term
and the final week of class.  These essays will require critical thinking
about general issues of choosing between restorative and retributive
justice.  The final twenty percent of the grade will be given for work in
discussion sections as specified by associate instructors in their own
supplemental syllabi.

Class Meeting:	Two 50-minute lectures and one 50-minute discussion section
each week (TR, 10:10-11:00P, JH 124)

Course Will Satisfy:	CJUS core requirement
Course Will Satisfy:	Social/Historical Studies (Social Inquiry
distribution requirement)

Instructor:	Professor Hal Pepinsky, Criminal Justice Department