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Partners or Adversaries?

McElrea, F W M
June 4, 2015

Source: (2000) Paper presented at the Just Peace? Peace Making and Peace Building for the New Millennium conference, held in Auckland, New Zealand, 24-28 April. Auckland, New Zealand: Massey University, School of Social and Cultural Studies, Centre for Justice and Peace Development.

Judge Fred McElrea, building on his own experience in juvenile justice in New Zealand, provides an overview to this conference aimed at exploring the interconnectedness of peace making and peace building in a wide variety of contexts. Specifically, the conference organizers intended participants to look at the meaning of peace, the means to peace, and the prospects for meaningful peace. In the course of introducing the conference, McElrea touches on restorative justice, alternative dispute resolution, conflict transformation, victimology, punishment, the adversarial model of criminal justice, community justice, and spiritual elements in peace making and peace building.


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