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“Scapegoats, the Bible, and Criminal Justice: Interacting with Rene Girard.” New Perspectives on Crime and Justice (Issue #13).

Redekop, V.
June 4, 2015

Source: (1993) Akron, PA: Mennonite Central Committee Office of Criminal Justice, February, 47p.

This essay presents Rene Girard’s theory of scapegoating and develops scapegoat theory as it relates to the Bible. Scapegoating theory is then applied to the criminal justice system regarding crimes, punishments, and the implications of viewing the criminal justice system as a sacred institution.


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