Source: (2014) Hoboken : Taylor and Francis.

This book views peacemaking as a broad, encompassing process that is expressed in many different shapes and forms. It blends ancient-wisdom traditions, peacemaking criminology, and restorative justice principles as a way of intervening with offenders in both institutional and community-based settings. Philosophical and spiritual contexts for peacemaking are presented that form a foundation for understanding the potential for peacemaking in criminological thought, the criminal justice system, and society in general. Contents include: 1-Introduction; An Overview; Understanding and Doing Peacemaking in Context; Personal and Institutional Transformation; Part I UNDERSTANDING PEACEMAKING; Chapter 2-Compassionate Corrections: Contributions of Ancient Wisdom Traditions; Christianity; Judaism; A Sampling of Hasidic Teachings; Native American; Buddhism; Hinduism; A Sampling of Kabir; Islam; A Sampling of Rumi''s Teachings; The Heart of Peacemaking; Chapter 3-Peacemaking Criminology; Feminist Traditions; Critical Traditions; A Peacemaking Criminology Perspective Levels of PeacemakingCrime and Peace; Part II DOING PEACEMAKING; Chapter 4-Personal Transformation; Introduction; A Voice in the Wilderness; Dying to Self; When Everything Goes Wrong: The Case of William; Faith; Simple Living, Simple Joy; Communion and Community; Chapter 5-Transforming Institutions; The Politics of Punishment; Opposition to Capital Punishment; Opportunities for Rehabilitation; Treatment with Dignity; Security from Other Inmates; Peacemaking in Institutions; Chapter 6-Letters from Prison; Expressions of Anger and Violence; The Victim''s View; Confusing Reflections To Help or Not to HelpHope Remains; Chapter 7-Prison Stories; Scars; For a Long Time; San Quentin Is Really Rockin'' ''n Rollin''; Angry Faces; Peace Activist; Stop! A Buddhist Is Here!; Chapter 8-Toward Restorative and Community Justice; Underlying Principles of Restorative Justice; The Promise of Community; Forms of Restorative Justice; Faith-Based Corrections; Community Justice and Peacemaking; Chapter 9-Epilogue