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Introducing Restorative Justice to the Campus Community

Karp, David R
June 4, 2015

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. 5-15. Downloaded 31 March 2005.

The modern restorative justice movement is fairly new, yet it has already proven its effectiveness in criminal justice, writes David Karp. Karp extrapolates from this that restorative justice shows promise for college settings. Moreover, he asserts, restorative justice may be particularly well suited for colleges and universities because of their democratic and egalitarian ethos and educational mission. In this framework, Karp outlines some of the dimensions of student misconduct on campuses, restorative justice principles and values, reasons for rethinking sanctions and embracing restorative justice, and models of restorative practices in a college setting.


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