Rehabilitation, Restorative Justice and the Philosophy of Forgiveness

A con­vinc­ing argu­ment for the abil­i­ty of music in pris­ons to assist in heal­ing and rebuild­ing rela­tion­ships with the out­side world. Includes a blue­print for facil­i­ta­tors and music edu­ca­tors to cre­ate mean­ing­ful pro­gram­ming in incar­cer­at­ed settings.

Crim­i­nol­o­gist Frigon and chore­o­g­ra­ph­er Jen­ny explore how con­tem­po­rary dance projects in pris­ons have had a last­ing influ­ence on incar­cer­at­ed peo­ple, as well as the pro­fes­sion­al dancers they work with.

A thought­ful arti­cle explor­ing prac­tices of restora­tive jus­tice and how to imple­ment them in rela­tion to var­i­ous philoso­phies and under­stand­ings of the idea of community.

A com­pre­hen­sive resource on reha­bil­i­ta­tive work in pris­ons, includ­ing the­o­ries and philoso­phies of jus­tice, along with con­tem­po­rary real­i­ties and key issues fac­ing incar­cer­at­ed peo­ple and rehab practitioners.

Deal­ing with guilt and for­give­ness can be cen­tral to the life expe­ri­ence of an incar­cer­at­ed per­son, and there­fore read­ing about for­give­ness can be help­ful for an edu­ca­tor work­ing with­in a prison con­text. In this Epi­logue chap­ter from his book, “Mem­o­ry, His­to­ry, For­get­ting,” Ricoeur speaks of for­give­ness as some­thing dif­fi­cult but pos­si­ble, show­ing the unbind­ing pow­er of the act of forgiveness.

Found in an anthol­o­gy of 20th cen­tu­ry moral phi­los­o­phy, Kearney’s essay ana­lyzes the con­cept and phe­nom­e­non of for­give­ness as dis­cussed by sev­er­al con­tem­po­rary philoso­phers, includ­ing Paul Ricoeur’s ideas in “Mem­o­ry, His­to­ry, Forgetting.”