Posts

20 09 2017

Mary Ivec, Holly Northam, Restorative Health and Indigenous Yarning Circles

By | 2017-10-18T06:33:57+00:00 20 September 2017|Categories: Healing, Posts, Restorative Justice, Restorative Practice|Tags: , , |

We are blessed in Canberra’s universities with the leadership of a new generation of restorative justice leaders who are richly experienced health and welfare professionals.

portrait of Mary IvecMary Ivec, who has a professional background as a social worker, was last month elected by the […]

6 02 2017

LGBT bullying and restorative empowerment

By | 2017-02-07T09:09:09+00:00 6 February 2017|Categories: Posts, Restorative Justice, Restorative Practice|Tags: , |

My co-author and former PhD student, Ray Nickson, who is now Criminal Justice Program Director in the Peace and Conflict Studies Centre of Fresno Pacific University sent me this inspiring news story:

Well done 17 year old Sam, well done Bullard High School and Fresno Pacific for such […]

5 12 2016

Ending residual paramilitary domination in Northern Ireland

By | 2017-10-18T06:33:57+00:00 5 December 2016|Categories: Peace, Posts, Restorative Justice, War|Tags: , , |

John recently co-wrote a paper with Kirsty Campbell (St Andrews University) and Derick Wilson (Ulster University) called Ending residual paramilitary domination in Northern Ireland? Restorative economic and social inclusion strategies.

The paper considers options for  dismantling residual pockets of paramilitary domination and draws insights from restorative justice and complexity theory. It places Northern Ireland as […]

15 11 2016

Understanding Terrorism Through Restorative Justice

By | 2017-10-18T06:33:57+00:00 15 November 2016|Categories: Posts, Restorative Justice, Terrorism|Tags: , , |

 

In Milan last month, Val Braithwaite and I had the opportunity to attend a dialogue between convicted Italian terrorists of the 1970s from organisations such as the Red Brigades, and the families of victims. Prosecutors and civil society actors also participated. It was moving, particularly when love was expressed by victims toward offenders who had […]