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Restorative Justice and Practice: Emergence of a Social Movement

Learn about the history and impact of restorative justice in Aotearoa New Zealand and its relevance to you.
This course is archived
Estimated 6 weeks
2–5 hours per week
Instructor-paced
Instructor-led on a course schedule
Free
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About this course

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This course is an introduction to the theory and practice of restorative justice, widely regarded as one of the most important innovations in modern justice practice. Drawing particularly on the experience of New Zealand, it traces how restorative justice has grown from small beginnings into a wider social movement for change across all sectors of society, including schools, families, workplaces and community agencies.

You will learn about:
  • What restorative justice is and why it is such a significant development in recent criminal justice thought and practice
  • How restorative justice emerged and spread around the world, and what the evidence is that it works
  • The pioneering role New Zealand has played in incorporating restorative practices into its justice, welfare and education systems
  • How restorative justice has grown from modest beginnings in the criminal justice sphere to become a global social movement for the creation of a more democratic, caring and peaceful society

This course is for anyone committed to a more just, compassionate and peaceful world. It will be of particular interest to justice professionals, educationists, social workers, community activists, conflict practitioners and policymakers.

At a glance

  • Institution: WellingtonX
  • Subject: Law
  • Level: Introductory
  • Prerequisites:
    none
  • Language: English
  • Video Transcript: English

What you'll learn

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  • What restorative justice is and why it is significant
  • How restorative justice emerged and spread around the world
  • How New Zealand incorporates restorative justice into its justice, welfare, and education systems
  • How restorative justice has grown into a global social movement

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