Singapore University of Social Sciences

Restorative Justice Principles and Practices (PSS313)

Applications Open: To be confirmed

Applications Close: To be confirmed

Next Available Intake: To be confirmed

Course Types: To be confirmed

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Humanities & Social Sciences

Schemes: To be confirmed

Funding: To be confirmed


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: -
E-Learning: To be confirmed

Topics

  • Paradigm shift on justice
  • Restorative justice - principles and practices
  • Processes and outcomes
  • Evidence-based solutions
  • Refining the theory
  • Role of the state
  • Community partnership
  • Stakeholders and victims
  • Different forms of restorative justice practices
  • Alternative strategies in the delivery of justice
  • Setting standards
  • Leading restorative justice

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
  • Formulate strategies to incorporate restorative justice in conflict resolution, and crime control
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