Restorative Justice

Course Description

In this course, we will examine the theory and practice of restorative justice and its proposed application in various institutional and community contexts to address various types of harm. We will explore proposals to use restorative justice to reform the criminal and civil legal systems. In addition to analyzing and discussing theoretical and empirical scholarship regarding restorative justice, some classes will provide simulated opportunities to develop and practice the facilitation skills used in restorative processes. Grading in this course will be based on engaged participation and discussion of weekly readings, short reflection papers, and a capstone paper in which students critically analyze the application of restorative justice to a particular legal context or complex social problem. This course may be used to satisfy the Advanced Writing Requirement.

Current and Previous Instructors

Key to Codes in Course Descriptions

P: Prerequisite
C: Prerequisite or Concurrent Requirement
R: Recommended Prior or Concurrent Course

Currently Scheduled Sections


  • Spring '25
  • 3
  • 310
  • Mon: 6:30-8:30


  • Enrollment Limit: 14

May satisfy Advanced Writing Requirement