Criminology and Criminal Justice

CRIM3636Restorative Justice (Cross-Listed: SOCI 3636)3 ch (W)
Examines the paradigms of both restorative and transformative justice. Reviews criminal justice systems in post-industrial societies with a focus on punishment as the principal response to crime. Contrasts restorative justice with the current paradigm of retributive justice. Discusses victims, offenders, and the community within the context of the failure of the retributive system in meeting its responsibilities towards them. Critically analyses prisons, limitations of restorative justice models and programs, and Indigenous traditions in community justice. NOTE: Credit can only be obtained for one of CRIM 3636 and SOCI 3636.