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Restorative Justice-Working Toward Healing, Peace, and Forgiveness

Carter, Rod
June 4, 2015

Source: (2003) Justice Reflections: Worldwide papers linking Christian Ideas with Matters of Justice. Issue 3 (JR 13-20).

Rod Carter brings to this article on restorative justice and its benefits his own unique experience. He has been an inmate; he is now an ordained minister in Canada. He has been a prison chaplain, and he currently teaches in the Restorative Justice Program at Queen’s Theological College in Kingston, Ontario. He relates his own personal journey as well as his understanding of restorative justice in relation to healing, peace, and forgiveness. He shares from his personal experience because he believes that a correctional system driven only by statistics and research eventually fails in that it ends up ignoring offender, victim, and community members as people. On these bases, he discusses principles and aims of restorative justice and explores the personal perspectives of the offender, the victim, and community members.


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