Using Restorative Justice to Address Serious Harms
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Please be with us October 3rd when Jenifer Lee-Gonyea, Division of Social Sciences, will present Using Restorative Justice to Address Serious Harms.
Restorative justice is an approach to resolving harm that puts the victim, offender, and community at the center of deciding on a resolution. In this talk, the serious harms to be discussed include actions recognized in our legal system as crimes. Dr. Lee-Gonyea will explain general ideas and principles of restorative justice, provide a brief discussion of criminal justice and how it differs from restorative justice, and discuss how to determine whether restorative justice has "worked". The talk will conclude with a focus on using or applying restorative justice in serious harms such as, but not limited to, homicide, rape, and genocide.
Dr. Jenifer Lee-Gonyea is Associate Professor of Criminology at Mount Saint Mary College. She holds a BA in Psychology from West Virginia University, MS in Criminal Justice from Marshall University, and a PhD in Criminology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Before earning her PhD, she worked at the Supreme Court of West Virginia. Dr. Lee-Gonyea was formerly an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at Texas A&M International University in Laredo, Texas before joining the faculty at MSMC.
Using Restorative Justice to Address Serious Harms will take place in Kaplan Library Room 218 in the Dominican Center. This event has been approved FYE credit as College Connection. All are welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be served. We hope to see you there!
For more information about this or any of the iROC presentations, or to volunteer as or recommend an iROC speaker, please contact the coordinators of the iROC program - Dr. Evan Merkhofer, Assistant Professor of Biology, 845-569-3368, firstname.lastname@example.org or Jen Park, Assistant Librarian for Access and Outreach Services, 845-569-3546, email@example.com.