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RJ Article Costello, Bob and Wachtel, Joshua and Wachtel, Ted. Restorative Circles in Schools: Building Community and Enhancing Learning
Restorative Circles in Schools is an in-depth guidebook on the use of the circle, an essential restorative practice for schools. The book includes a wealth of practical knowledge on circles, drawn from the experience of the International Institute for Restorative Practices, which has worked in a wide variety of settings worldwide. Stories from numerous educators illustrate the circle's use in diverse situations, including proactive circles for improving relationships and enhancing academics, responsive circles to solve problems and address conflict, and circles to address issues among faculty, staff, and administrators. (Excerpt)
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RJ Article Minnesota Department of Corrections. Exploring justice: an opportunity for dialogue between offenders and law students
Justice isn’t really talked about in law school.‖ Nathan Jurowski, law student and co-founder of Exploring Justice. While justice is the basic purpose of our crimi-nal justice system, those on opposite sides of the law often have different perceptions of justice and how it is achieved. The Exploring Justice project provides a unique opportunity for law students and offenders to engage in discussion in a respectful setting and explore the concept of justice. Partici-pants are joined at each week’s session by a guest speaker to further stimulate discussion and gain a broader perspective of justice among criminal justice professionals. (excerpt)
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RJ Article Nestor, Rob and Jones, Nicholas A.. Sentencing circles in Canada and the Gacaca in Rwanda: A comparative analysis.
This paper provides a theoretically based comparison of sentencing circles practiced by the First Nations Peoples of Canada with the Gacaca courts in Rwanda. It presents a description of each justice-oriented model and compares them engaging a restorative justice theoretical framework. It employs McCold’s typology and Zehr’s continuum in determining the relative ‘‘restorativeness’’ of each model. It then compares the models by exploring some key theoretical elements posited in the purist—maximalist debate in restorative justice and Braithwaite’s theory of responsive regulation. Using the comparisons this paper seeks to contribute to the purist—maximalist debate, providing insight into contentious concepts through their examination in two very different contextual settings. It is posited that Braithwaite’s theory of responsive regulation provides a structure that addresses the concerns noted in the two models as well as provides for the pursuit of holistic restorative practices while accommodating other restorative processes. (author's abstract)
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RJ Article Ball, Jennifer and Caldwell, Wayne and Pranis, Kay. Doing Democracy With Circles
In this book, we explore the potentials for using Circles to solve the multifaceted and often intensely emotional problems that public planers face on a regular basis. We have written this book specifically for the planning practitioner, the student of planning, and the community member who seeks better public decisions. Yet, it is also true that much of the information that we offer about Circles and how to adapt them to problem-solving may be useful to those who want to apply Circles for other purposes as well. (Excerpt)
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RJ Article Restorative Justice Initiative. Circles: Use of the Talking Stick, Feather, Rock.
Generally, a piece which has particular meaning to the community is used as the talking piece passed to facilitate and share speaking time in the circle. (excerpt)
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File Menzel, Kenneth. Circle Sentencing as a Shaming Sanction
At its heart, circle sentencing is a form of shaming. In the presence of the victim of her crime, her peers, and the community at large, an offender must own up to the wrongful conduct in which she engaged. By personally publicizing her criminal act, an offender can expect to feel markedly embarrassed, decidedly shaken, and wholeheartedly regretful. Thus, instilling shame upon the offender is a major purpose of circle sentencing. At the same time, however, the shame instilled upon the offender lasts no longer than the length of that particular circle sentencing episode. By virtue of the personalized nature of the sentence, the legitimacy of the sentence giver, and the atmosphere conducive to apology, the offender is reincorporated back into the community without any lingering badge of dishonor. Simply put, the shame placed upon the offender, while great, is also finite and is ultimately lifted in favor of community reintegration.
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File McCold, Paul. Overview of mediation, conferencing, and circles
McCold begins his overview of certain restorative justice processes by presenting a typology of restorative justice practices – a typology oriented around the inclusion of the victim, the offender, and their “communities of care.”
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File Lilles, Heino. Yukon sentencing circles and elder panels
Aboriginal people experience rates of incarceration in Canada disproportionately high in relation to the percentage of the total population they constitute. Many feel that the current criminal justice system in Canada is a significant part of the problem rather than part of the solution.
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