Changing Lenses: Restorative Justice for Our Times

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$21.99  $20.23
Publisher
Herald Press (VA)
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Pages
336
Dimensions
5.5 X 8.5 X 0.7 inches | 0.86 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780836199475

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About the Author

Howard Zehr directed the first victim offender conferencing program in the U.S. and is one of the original developers of restorative justice as a concept. A prolific writer and editor, speaker, educator, and photojournalist, Zehr has spoken and trained others throughout North America and in more than 25 other countries, including Brazil, Japan, Jamaica, Northern Ireland, the Ukraine, and New Zealand, where a restorative approach in the juvenile justice system has led to a dramatic drop in youth crime.

Zehr is Distinguished Professor of Restorative Justice and co-director of the Zehr Institute for Restorative Justice at Eastern Mennonite University (Harrisonburg, Virginia). Zehr received his B.A. from Morehouse College, his M.A. from the University of Chicago, and his Ph.D. from Rutgers University. He lives in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

Reviews

"Now that our nation is finally beginning to come to terms with the immorality and irrationality of our criminal injustice system, I hope that we will reread Howard Zehr's classic text, Changing Lenses, and accept his challenge to reimagine what justice ought to look like."

--Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow "Reviews "
"This book will change how you think about wrongdoing and justice and mercy."--Leymah Gbowee, winner of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize "Reviews "

"Maybe one day we'll integrate some of the principles of civil law into criminal justice, as Howard Zehr advises in his book Changing Lenses."--in Dead Man Walking

--Sister Helen Prejean, C.S.J. "Reviews "

"If you read only one thing on crime and justice issues, read this. If you plan to read nothing on crime and justice . . . then change your mind and read this. I have a shelf of books on these issues but this is my favorite."

--Arthur P. Boers, associate professor of pastoral theology "Reviews "

"This book will get you thinking in new ways. It's the best book on criminal justice I have ever read. Profound and thoughtful, yet written in plain language."

--Jim Mustin, founder, Family and Corrections Network "Reviews "

"A needed book with many suggestions for moving toward a more just criminal system."

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