Analyze victim involvement and victim rights in the criminal justice system

Analyze victim involvement and victim rights in the criminal justice system

Evaluate the theory behind restorative justice and how it can be used to influence change in the larger criminal justice system

Analyze restorative justice theory and how it impacts issues with victimization

Analyze the negative effects of a particular criminological issue on the criminal justice system and the public

Analyze data to provide a solution to a criminal justice issue

Reading and Resources

The following articles are required for reading and viewing this week. These readings provide an in-depth examination of victim involvement, particularly restorative justice and theories used to evaluate its impact and integrity.

Library Article: Reassessing the Purpose of Punishment: The Roles of Mercy and Victim-involvement in Criminal Proceedings

In this article victim involvement and victim rights in the criminal justice system are analyzed. This resource supports the Module Five discussion activity.

Library Article: The “Independent Variable” in Restorative Justice: Theory-Based Standards for Evaluating the Impact and Integrity of Victim Sensitive Process (Part II)

In this article theory-based standards for evaluating the impact and integrity of restorative justice are examined. This resource supports the Module Five discussion activity.

Library Article: Restoring Choice: The Relationship Between Offense Seriousness, Intervening Time, and Victims’ Responses to the Offer of Restorative Interventions

In this article various variables are discussed in relationship to victims’ responses to restorative interventions. This resource supports the Module Five discussion activity.

Library Article: Restorative Justice

This Education Digest article will assist you in understanding restorative justice. This resource supports the Module Five discussion activity.

Library Article: Forgiven 

This New York Times article will assist you in understanding restorative justice. This resource supports the Module Five discussion activity.

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