Criminal Justice-COAS | Peacemaking
P680 | 1565 | Pepinsky

his is an introduction to a perspective on criminology and criminal
justice that the instructor has adopted, and named originally in a
1991 book co-edited with Richard Quinney: Criminology as
Peacemaking.  Evolving definitions of what peacemaking means to the
instructor can be found at (“a
criminologist’s quest for peace”), and in Hal’s notebook on his IU
Oncourse profile page.  Essentially, Hal sees peacemaking as the
science and art of how people construct the safety and community
they seek rather than focusing on how to identify, contain and
destroy that or those who threaten our social safety.

Hal aims to work with other seminar members to construct a climate
in which we can share and learn from every single individual’s own
findings as to what promotes peace or violence, most centrally in
our own small, semester-long encounter.  He accepts responsibility
for being ready and willing to set readings, issues, and methods to
talk about and get credit for talking about how to make peace in
place of violence.  He hopes always for clear and surprising
direction to emerge from the class as others members’ experience and
concerns join his.

Readings:   These readings are those Hal is asking members to find
at bookstores in paperback and on library reserve together, that he
puts a premium on scheduling into weekly meetings and grading

Church Council on Justice and Corrections (author and publisher in
Ottawa), Satisfying Justice: Safe Community Options that Attempt to
Repair Harm from Crime and Reduce the Use or Length of Imprisonment
(order from publisher at   , 1996,
ISBN 0-662-24516-4).

Gordon Fellman, Rambo and the Dalai Lama: The Compulsion to Win and
Its Threat to Human Survival  (State University of New York Press,
1998, ISBN 0-7941-3784-1).

James Gilligan. Preventing Violence (Prospects for Tomorrow) (Thames
and Hudson, 2001, ISBN 0500282781).

Alfie Kohn, Beyond Discipline: From Compliance to Community
(Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1996, ISBN

Arnold Mindell, Sitting in the Fire: Large Group Transformation
Using Conflict and Diversity (Lao Tse Press, 1995, ISBN 1-887078-00-

Jeffrey Ian Ross and Stephen C. Richards (eds.), Convict Criminology
(Wadsworth, 2002, ISBN 0534574335).

Dennis Sullivan and Larry Tifft, Restorative Justice: Healing the
Foundations of Our Everyday Lives.  (Criminal Justice Press, 2001,
ISBN 18817798313). I need a desk copy please.

Requirements:  These are essentially the same across all Hal’s
course offerings (see my notebook paper on “peacemaking in the
classroom” and syllabi of mine for other courses Oncourse).

At the graduate level, the minimum for an A remains, as in the
past, 48 “journal entries” on readings and discussion of at least
300 words each (on topics negotiable week to week in class) of
journal entries sent on Oncourse to the entire class, with a maximum
credited of 5 points per week unless otherwise arranged.  One way of
putting it is that those who get As in this seminar will normally
write at least 16,000 words to share with all other seminar members
on Oncourse.  These entries may focus on discuss of two or more
issues or readings per class, reviewing what has been discussed
there; readings; or other sources as members bring them to seminar

Class meeting:  Mondays (except the MLK holiday), 2:30-5 in Sycamore
146.  Each class will typically be divided into two or three
sections or topics, with breaks in between.

Course will satisfy: Check with Hal on which of the 4 PhD areas you
want the seminar to count for.  You can work out what you can do to
get Hal to write your adviser and the graduate adviser that this
course satisfies a course requirement in the area of your choice, in
the direction you take your listening or reading and talking or

Instructor: Hal Pepinsky, Criminal Justice