Restorative Justice | St. Clair College
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Restorative justice offers students a different framework for thinking about wrongdoing and how it is dealt with. This course provides an overview of past and present criminal justice systems with the intent to expand students' knowledge of restorative practices and principles, focusing on the contrast between the restorative and retributive models of justice. Students examine the principles, key concepts, and applications of restorative justice, as well as specific programs currently being examined through pre- and post-charge practices and within correctional institutions. Victims, offenders, and the community, the three stakeholders of restorative justice, are explored and heavily discussed and debated. Students are encouraged to critically examine if, how, and whether restorative justice practices can be applied in their chosen field of work.