Editors: Sheila M. Murphy, Michael P. Seng, Allison R. Trendle
This book brings together essays that illustrate how restorative justice can be used to resolve disputes involving both criminal and civil issues, racial and other civil rights controversies, and other disputes both in the United States and internationally.Each essay is followed by discussion questions that are intended to provoke thoughtful analysis.
All persons who are interested in the betterment of society will benefit from reading this book. The essays were written primarily for use in college and university courses in such fields as sociology, political science, public health, psychology, or criminal justice. The book is also for law students, who hold the future of justice in their hands.The book will be especially useful to civic and religious groups who want to explore solutions to community problems, whether they be in the areas of public safety, public health, education, civil rights, immigration, or the environmental.
Sheila M. Murphy is a retired judge on the Circuit Court of Cook County and an adjunct professor at the UIC Law School, where she teaches restorative justice.
Michael P. Seng is a professor at the UIC Law School, where he teaches Constitutional Law, Federal Courts, Fair Housing Law, Comparative Law, and Restorative Justice.
Allison Trendle studied restorative justice at Lewis University and the UIC Law School and was a coordinator of the externship program in restorative justice at UIC.She is a recent law school graduate.