RESTORATIVE JUSTICE: PUBLIC JUSTICE PARADIGMS (RSCE-4500)
(09/07/2021-12/17/2021)

Course Memo

Restorative justice, as a conceptual framework, is rooted in ethical constructs of mutually reflective engagement and interactive accountability. Used in the criminal justice system and educational conflict resolution process, can restorative justice be re-envisioned as a public practice ethos with practical application for public justice work of communal tables of accountability? Our class will explore the principles and intersectional possibilities for adaptive change. A womanist / feminist theoethic examines transformational strategies. Students examine justice theories to probe ethical justice issues. Theological discourse and research projects contextualize theory to specific public or ecclesial settings. Class will meet 5 Saturdays: 9/4, 10/2, 10/23, 11/6, 12/4 from 9:30am to 4pm.
Master and Doctoral students welcome