CRIM 304

Key Issues in Restorative Justice

Please note: this is archived course information from 2020 for CRIM 304.


This course provides an overview of restorative justice, both locally and internationally. Restorative justice is an approach to dealing with the harms caused by crime which views such problems as a breakdown in relationships. It seeks to replace the traditional focus of retributive justice on the punishment of the offender. Restorative justice aims to "heal" the injuries caused by crime to all parties involved. Throughout this course we explore restorative justice in relation to: New Zealand; Nuremberg Trials and the International Criminal Court; Truth Commissions; police, prisons and restorative justice; and complex cases (eg, hate crime, terrorism, domestic and sexual violence).

Availability 2020

Not taught in 2020


Lecturer(s) Dr Claire Meehan


Coursework + exam


CRIM 304: 15 points


CRIM 201, 202