Source: (2004) In David R. Karp and Thom Allena, eds., Restorative Justice on the College Campus: promoting student growth and responsibility, and reawakening the spirit of campus community. Springfield, Ill. : C.C. Thomas. Pp. 42-47.
An integrity board, as practiced at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York, is a restorative justice approach to student judicial affairs. In this chapter Don Hastings and Vane Becidyan illustrate the use of the integrity board model through a case study based on an actual incident at a small college in upstate New York. (They have changed the names and a few facts to respect the confidentiality of the involved parties.) Two college students at the college were charged with violations of the state penal code due to their firing of a pellet gun out of their dormitory room window. While their case was tried in the cityâ€™s criminal court, the students were also brought before the collegeâ€™s integrity board. Hastings and Becidyan describe the composition of the board, the parties involved in the case, the hearing process, the negotiation of a restorative contract to address the actions and harms, and reflections on the case by Hastings (the boardâ€™s administrator) and Becidyan (the boardâ€™s student chair).
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