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Changing Lenses: A New Focus For Crime & Justice

Howard Zehr

Changing Lenses: A New Focus For Crime & Justice

Howard Zehr

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280 Pages

- Publisher Crime victims have many needs, most of which our criminal justice system ignores. In fact, the justice system often increases the injury. Offenders are less ignored by this system, but their real needs -- for accountability, for closure, for healing -- are also left unaddressed. Such failures are not accidental, but are inherent in the very definitions and assumptions which govern our thinking about crime and justice. Howard Zehr, director of the Mennonite Central Committee U.S. Office of Criminal Justice, proposes a "restorative" model which is more consistent with experience, with the past, and with the biblical tradition. Based on the needs of victims and offenders, he takes into account recent studies and biblical principles.

- Publisher Changing Lenses examines our assumptions about crime and justice, which it terms a 'retributive' lens or paradigm. It then looks at historical, biblical, and practical alternatives.

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280 Pages
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Crime victims have many needs, most of which our criminal justice system ignores. In fact, the justice system often increases the injury. Offenders are less ignored by this system, but their real needs -- for accountability, for closure, for healing -- are also left unaddressed. Such failures are not accidental, but are inherent in the very definitions and assumptions which govern our thinking about crime and justice. Howard Zehr, director of the Mennonite Central Committee U.S. Office of Criminal Justice, proposes a "restorative" model which is more consistent with experience, with the past, and with the biblical tradition. Based on the needs of victims and offenders, he takes into account recent studies and biblical principles.
- Publisher

Changing Lenses examines our assumptions about crime and justice, which it terms a 'retributive' lens or paradigm. It then looks at historical, biblical, and practical alternatives.
- Publisher

Meet the Author

Howard Zehr

Howard Zehr of Harrisonburg, Virginia, is a writer and consultant on criminal Justice issues. He is co-director of Conflict Transformation Program and a professor of restorative justice at Eastern Mennonite University.

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  • Catalogue Code 64360
  • Product Code 0836135121
  • EAN 9780836135121
  • Pages 291
  • Department Academic
  • Category Christian Worldview
  • Sub-Category Power/politics
  • Publisher Herald Press
  • Publication Date Mar 2005
  • Dimensions 209 x 138 x 17 mm
  • Weight 0.454kg

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