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Restoring the professor and the students: a circle process and contemplative practices in a restorative justice seminar.

Kitchen, Sara Ellen
June 4, 2015

Source: (2013) Contemporary Justice Review. 16(1): 28-42.

Limited research is published on teaching restorative justice in the criminal justice or justice studies curriculum in higher education. This article contributes to the discourse on restorative justice pedagogy by discussing a restorative justice seminar that is taught in a circle process with contemplative practices. Students learn the process of circles, one of the major processes in restorative justice practice, by modeling the practice with participation and leadership. Contemplative practices enhance the learning of restorative justice with meditation and reflection. (Author’s abstract)


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