Singapore University of Social Sciences

Restorative Justice Principles and Practices

Restorative Justice Principles and Practices (PSS313)

Applications Open: To be confirmed

Applications Close: To be confirmed

Next Available Intake: To be confirmed

Course Types: Modular Undergraduate Course

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Humanities & Social Sciences

Schemes: Lifelong Learning Credit (L2C)

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: School of Humanities & Behavioural Sciences


Synopsis

PSS313 Restorative Justice Principles and Practices provides an alternative approach to crime prevention, crime control and conflict resolution. This course will highlight 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.

Level: 3
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every January

Topics

  • Introduction to the restorative justice paradigm
  • Alternative approach to delivering justice
  • Values and processes of restorative justice
  • Integrating restorative values and principles
  • Practices related with restorative justice
  • Restorative justice in family, group and community-wide situations
  • Engagement and community partnership
  • Supporting victims
  • Leading restorative justice
  • Education and training
  • Setting standards
  • Evaluation and outcomes

Learning Outcome

  • Evaluate the principles of restorative justice in conflict management and harm reduction
  • Examine ways to strengthen outcomes in offender management
  • Explore the potential of restorative justice in crime control
  • Identify the different stakeholders involved in the restorative justice process
  • Distinguish the different restorative justice practices
  • Illustrate the impact of restorative justice in crime control
  • Formulate strategies to incorporate restorative justice in promoting public safety
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