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Restorative Justice Students Assignments: Spring 2008

  • Assignment #1: What is the difference between Retribution and Revenge? Define each. Give your sources & your own opinion.
  • Assignment #2: What is the difference between Justice and Law? Define each. Give your sources & your opinion.
  • Assignments #1A & 2A: Show all quotations with quote marks and give the source for each quote.
  • Assignment #3: Read Chapters 1 and 2 of Victim Offender Conferencing in Pennsylvania’s Juvenile Justice System. (See link on right side of webpage). Define the following terms from this reading: mediationreconciliationvictim offender conferencing“.
  • Assignment #4: From the above reading, define the following terms. stigmatizing shame” andreintegrative shame”. Based upon the above reading, answer this question: How does Victim Offender Conferencing define accountability?
  • Assignments #3A & 4A: Revise your written work in #3 & 4 by making the changes suggested & by answering the questions.
  • Assignment #5: Read Chapter 4 hand-out. Write your own definition of Restorative Justice (in your own words) & give an example of restorative justice. Choose research topic.
  • Assignment #6: Prepare a written plan for how you will approach your research and/or bring copies of sources that you will use. (Due March 4)
  • Assignment #7: Written assignment: What can we do to help a child who is beginning to get involved with a gang? (Due March 25). If your research topic is Criminal Street Gangs or Juvenile Probation, address this question in your paper.
  • Extra credit question: Are there any mentoring programs for juveniles in Yuma County? If not, who could start one?
  • Assignment #8: Review and improve Community Justice Board role-play. Download: CJB Role-play 3-25-08

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