I realize that a new blog entry is overdue, and that the following does not get me off the hook, but here is an announcement.
Our program is launching a new series of restorative justice webinars entitled Real World Restorative Justice. The first four will be free and I will be hosting most of them. More information is available from this website:
Here is the link to watch the recorded version of the first webinar.
Starting in January we will also be offering two on-line courses. Prof. Carl Stauffer will offer a short course in January & February on transitional justice. I will offer one entitled “Conversations on restorative justice: critical issues” starting in February and ending in late April or early May. Watch our website for more information.
NOTE: THE CAPACITY FOR THESE WEBINARS HAS BEEN EXPANDED SO IF YOU TRIED TO REGISTER AND COULD NOT, YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO SHORTLY. Note posted 8/18.
Several recent books address restorative justice in some way:
Biblical scholar and restorative justice practitioner Chris Marshall has published Compassionate Justice: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue with Two Gospel Parables on Law, Crime, and Restorative Justice (Cascade books). As I say in my endorsement of it, “His blend of biblical scholarship and contemporary insights from the social sciences and humanities will be of interest not only to Christians but to others concerned about justice in today’s world.”
Drawing in part on restorative justice, Albert W. Dzur argues for a partnership of professionals and citizens through an expanded role for juries in Punishment, Participatory Democracy, & the Jury (Oxford UP).
A Spanish version of my early book, Changing Lenses: A New Focus for Crime and Justice (Herald Press) was just released this week.
Finally, the next book in the Little Books of Justice and Peacebuilding, due out this spring, is David Karp’s The Little Book of Restorative Justice for Colleges and Universities (Good Books).