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Peacemaking circles : from crime to community

Author: Kay Pranis; Barry Stuart; Mark Wedge
Publisher: St. Paul, Minn. : Living Justice Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A time-tested paradigm for healing relationships and keeping them healthy, Peacemaking Circles explores how communities can respond to crimes in ways that address the needs and interests of all those affected - victims, offenders, their families and friends, and the community. Based on indigenous teachings combined with current research in conflict resolution, the Circle process described here builds an  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kay Pranis; Barry Stuart; Mark Wedge
ISBN: 0972188606 9780972188609
OCLC Number: 54089933
Description: xvii, 277 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Preface --
"The Ugly Feather": The Story of a Circle Process at Work --
Circles: A Paradigm Shift in How we Respond to Crime --
The Inner Frame of Circles --
The Outer Frame of Circles --How It All Comes Together: The Circle Process and Gathering --
The Overall Circle Process for Dealing with Crime --
Stepping Back to Count Circle Gains --
Tapping Our Powers to Change --
Notes --
Acknowledgments --
Appendix: Supporting Community Initiatives --
Barry's Thoughts on Funding --
Books That Have Lit Our Paths.
Responsibility: Kay Pranis, Barry Stuart, Mark Wedge.

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A time-tested paradigm for healing relationships and keeping them healthy, Peacemaking Circles explores how communities can respond to crimes in ways that address the needs and interests of all those affected - victims, offenders, their families and friends, and the community. Based on indigenous teachings combined with current research in conflict resolution, the Circle process described here builds an intentionally safe space where we can bring our best selves to some of our most difficult conversations. Though the book relates the process to criminal justice, the explanantion of Circle philosophy and practice can be readily applied to hurts and conflicts in other areas of life. Above all, the book offers a grounded vision for how we can be together "in a good way," especially when it seems hardest to do. -- Provided by publisher.

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