The presentation given by Prof. Theo Gavrielides, during the first workshop of the Restorative Justice Extending Empathy project, held at Canterbury Christ Church University, Canterbury, UK on January 12th. The speech addresses and reflects on global perceptions of empathy as well as its links to rehabilitation and restorative justice.
"Relying on suspensions and zero-tolerance discipline doesn't deter misbehavior in schools--in fact, it makes matters worse. Teacher Jean Klasovsky shares Farragut High School's story, a model for how schools can improve climate and discipline by using restorative justice practices such as peace circles and peer juries. Such practices lead to reduced dropout rates and greater student achievement."
On the occasion of International Restorative Justice Week 2014, IARS speaks to Evelyn Zellerer from the Peace of the Circle Canada about the what she thinks the future holds for innovative RJ practices.
On the occasion of International Restorative Justice Week 2014, IARS speaks to Müge Erdoğmuş from Off Centre Hackney about innovative restorative practices which the Centre carries out with young people.
"Daniel Reisel studies the brains of criminal psychopaths (and mice). And he asks a big question: Instead of warehousing these criminals, shouldn’t we be using what we know about the brain to help them rehabilitate? Put another way: If the brain can grow new neural pathways after an injury … could we help the brain re-grow morality?"
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