When Should Law Forgive?

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Price
$27.95  $25.99
Publisher
W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date
Pages
256
Dimensions
5.6 X 1.0 X 8.3 inches | 0.7 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780393081763

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About the Author
Martha Minow is the Morgan and Helen Chu Dean and Professor at Harvard Law School.
Reviews
In a world of noise and confusion, animated by vengeance, Martha Minow is a voice of moral clarity: a lawyer arguing for forgiveness, a scholar arguing for evidence, a person arguing for compassion.--Jill Lepore, best-selling author of These Truths
No one but Martha Minow could have written this brilliant, and brilliantly readable, meditation on the role of forgiveness in the law and of the law in forgiveness...[showing how] to move forward and rebuild while both remembering the past and getting past it.--Laurence Tribe, author of To End a Presidency
In this time, so shaped by reactionary and 'call-out' cultures that foster harsh, virtue-signaling condemnation of others, this brilliant book carries a profound reminder: for a diverse society to cohere as a humane society, it has to have the capacity--rooted in law--to forgive and reconcile. This book's inspiring discussion of how the law can do this is a beacon to that more humane society.--Claude Steele, author of Whistling Vivaldi
Martha Minow's work on how societies can recover from large-scale tragedies and human-rights violations has been transformational...Her insights are smart, thoughtful, and rooted in a deep, nuanced understanding of what justice sometimes demands.--Bryan Stevenson, founder of the Equal Justice Initiative
Minow's compassionate, knowledgeable, and nuanced examination...is groundbreaking and should provide a useful framework for future policy makers.
A solid, accessible contribution to the literature of restorative justice.