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Community Justice in the Campus Setting.

Karp, David R
June 4, 2015

Source: (2002) Conflict Management in Higher Education Report. 3(1), October. Campus Conflict Resolution Resources Project, Wayne State University, Michigan. Downloaded 5 December 2005.

In a review of college judicial affairs practices,
Dannells (1996) argues that the historical development
of the field has moved away from retributive
punishment and toward rehabilitation and the
development of student self-discipline. Nevertheless,
the continuum of sanctions is still defined by
punishment and outcasting, rather than restoration and
reintegration. Students are given warnings, their
privileges are restricted (such as being preventing from
participating intercollegiate sports or in other cocurricular
clubs), they are removed from campus
housing, suspended, or ultimately expelled. Thus, a
student already operating at the margins of social
acceptability is progressively outcast from membership
in the conventional college community. The community
justice approach promotes inclusion over social
distancing, emphasizing instead sanctioning strategies
that rebuild conventional social ties to the college
community. (excerpt)


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