The course provides an alternative approach to crime prevention, crime control and conflict resolution. It highlights the principles of restorative justice and its effectiveness in the management of offenders. By examining the practices of restorative justice globally, this course will provide options to manage crime or conflict by involving all affected stakeholders and community partners to come together and seek resolution to the harm caused by the perpetrator. Restorative justice provides an opportunity for the perpetrator to repair the harm done to the victim and strengthen relationships with the affected stakeholders. By providing an alternative model to conflict resolution, students will be able to consider the possibilities of adapting restorative justice, its principles and practices in working with offenders, partners and other stakeholders.
Offered by the Public Safety and Security programme at SUSS School of Humanities & Behavioural Sciences, PSS313 is packaged – in partnership with OSLCE – as a Community Engaged Course. Students can fulfil the CE experiential graduation requirement upon satisfactory completion of this course.