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Description - Stories of Transformative Justice by Ruth Morris

Years of working in the area of penal abolition have developed Ruth Morris's thinking on justice issues. In 'Stories of Transformative Justice', she outlines why the current adversarial system of justice fails victims, offenders, their families, and ultimately society in general. Citing stories from Canada, the United States, New Zealand, Australia, and Aboriginal communities around the world, Morris shows there is another path that can transform misery victimisation and punishment into new opportunities for healing and understanding. An inspiring work which proves that 'turning the other cheek' holds the power of transformation.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781551301747
ISBN-10: 1551301741
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 328
Imprint: Canadian Scholars Press
Publisher: Canadian Scholars Press
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2000
Country of Publication: Canada

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Author Biography - Ruth Morris

Ruth Morris is a Quaker with a doctorate in sociology and social work. She is the spiritual force behind CSPI's Social Justice series. Twenty years of work in the criminal justice system and as a university professor, social activist, speaker, and author have enabled her to build many alternatives, including the Toronto Bail Program, a mediation service, and two halfway houses. She founded the International Conference on Penal Abolition and has spoken on the need for better justice systems in Central America, Canada, the United States, New Zealand, Australia, and Europe.