Redemption and Restoration: A Catholic Perspective on Restorative Justice

Redemption and Restoration: A Catholic Perspective on Restorative Justice

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Overview

The Catholic Church teaches that punishment must have a constructive and redemptive purpose and that it be coupled with treatment and, when possible, restitution. Rehabilitation and restoration must include the spiritual dimension of healing and hope. Since the publication of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishop's 2000 pastoral statement on restorative justice, the conversation surrounding the need for criminal justice reform and restorative justice has moved forward. Redemption and Restoration responds from a Catholic perspective to help form an educational campaign to equip Catholics and their leaders to participate in the national conversation on this issue, create the programs needed to assist in healing the harm caused by crime, and restore our communities.

The book develops the traditional Catholic understanding of justice, offers a theological understanding of restorative justice, explains how it can be implemented, and reflects on the practical arguments for restorative justice. Grounded in the stories of real people, Redemption and Restoration helps readers gain a deeper understanding of how this affects us all as a country and a church. It includes discussion questions to engage groups in exploring issues related to restorative justice.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780814645611
Publisher: Liturgical Press
Publication date: 12/04/2017
Pages: 306
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.62(d)

About the Author

David Matzko McCarthy, PhD, is the Father Forker Professor of Catholic Social Teaching in the theology department at Mount St. Mary's University. He is the author of Death Penalty and Discipleship: A Formation Guide (Liturgical Press, 2016), coeditor of Where Justice and Mercy Meet: Catholic Opposition to the Death Penalty (Liturgical Press, 2013), and the founding editor of the Journal of Moral Theology.



Vicki Schieber is a speaker, writer and ambassador for Catholic Mobilizing Network and the co-founder of Murder Victim's Families for Human Rights. As the mother of a murder victim, she is active in murder victim families support groups and a noted advocate for death penalty repeal. She is coeditor of Where Justice and Mercy Meet: Catholic Opposition to the Death Penalty (Liturgical Press, 2013).



Trudy D. Conway is professor emeritus at Mount St. Mary’s University. She is active in the Catholic campaign against the death penalty and contributes to the educational initiatives of the Catholic Mobilizing Network to End the Use of the Death Penalty. She is coeditor of Where Justice and Mercy Meet: Catholic Opposition to the Death Penalty (Liturgical Press, 2013).

Table of Contents

Contents
Foreword - Caitlin Morneau and Howard Zehr
Acknowledgments
Contributors
 
Part I: Our Criminal Justice System
Chapter 1: Justice
The Fabric of Human Life -David Cloutier
Review and Looking Forward
Questions for Discussion
Chapter 2: Restorative Justice
Reorienting Justice - Trudy D. Conway
Review and Looking Forward
Questions for Discussion
Chapter 3: Criminal Justice
Restoring Our Justice System - Timothy W. Wolfe
Review and Looking Forward
Questions for Discussion
Chapter 4: The Criminal Justice Economy
Economic Concerns and Our System of Criminal Justice - Alejandro Cañadas
Review and Looking Forward
Questions for Discussion
 
Part II: Responsibility, Restoration, and Reform
Chapter 5: Scripture—Old Testament
Restorative Justice in the Hebrew Biblical Tradition - Richard Buck
Review and Looking Forward
Questions for Discussion
Chapter 6: Scripture—New Testament
Jesus, the Kingdom of God, and Restorative Justice - Mary Katherine Birge, SSJ
Review and Looking Forward
Questions for Discussion
Chapter 7: Catholic Social Thought
Responsibility, Rehabilitation, and Restoration: The US Bishops’ Statement on Criminal Justice (2000) - William J. Collinge
Review and Looking Forward
Questions for Discussion
Chapter 8: The Judicial System
The Transformative Power of Restorative Justice - Janine Geske
Review and Looking Forward
Questions for Discussion
Chapter 9: Harm and Healing
Forgiveness - Trudy D. Conway
Review and Looking Forward
Questions for Discussion
Chapter 10: Reconciliation
Forgiveness and Reconciliation in the Church - Rev. James M. Donohue, CR
Review and Looking Forward
Questions for Discussion
 
Part III: Becoming Agents of Restoration
Chapter 11: The Prison System
Transformative Incarceration - Kirk Blackard
Review and Looking Forward
Questions for Discussion
Chapter 12: Restorative Justice Programs
Models of Restorative Justice - Kelsey Kierce and Teressa Schuetz
Review and Looking Forward
Questions for Discussion
Chapter 13: Faith Communities
The Role of Parishes in a Restorative Justice Movement - Lydia Cocom and Karen Clifton
Review and Looking Forward
Questions for Discussion
Chapter 14: Conclusion
A Journey of Hope for Restorative Justice - Trudy D. Conway
 

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