Can Restorative Justice Work in Cases of Intimate Violence? (APA4163.02)

Alisa Del Tufo

Restorative practices have been considered inappropriate and even dangerous for situations in which there has been sexual an intimate violence. Why is this and are there ways to bring a restorative approach to harms of this nature?

In this class we will read trauma and feminist theory in order to ground ourselves in some of the background literature that has traditionally been used to argue against the use of restorative justice. We will then look at the data to see the levels of success and healing that survivors experience through traditional criminal/legal interventions. We will read very current literature that explores ways that restorative justice might be able to not only address these harms but hold offenders accountable and working towards repairing the harms that they have done.

Learning Outcomes:
Analysis of Data
Review of current literature in Restorative Justice practices
Connect the relationship between theory and practice

Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Prerequisites: Previous class in Restorative Justice.
Course Level: 4000-level
Credits: 2
F 2:10PM - 5:50PM (2nd seven weeks)
Maximum Enrollment: 12
Course Frequency: One time only

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