This book views peacemaking as a broad, encompassing process that is expressed in many different shapes and forms. It blends ancient-wisdom traditions, peacemaking criminology, and restorative justice principles as a way of intervening with offenders in both institutional and community-based settings. Philosophical and spiritual contexts for peacemaking are presented that form a foundation for understanding the potential for peacemaking in criminological thought, the criminal justice system, and society in general.
1. Introduction Part I: Understanding Peacemaking 2. Compassionate Corrections: Contributions of Ancient Wisdom Traditions 3. Peacemaking Criminology Part II: Doing Peacemaking 4. Personal Transformation 5. Transforming Institutions 6. Letters from Prison 7. Prison Stories 8. Toward Restorative and Community Justice 9. Epilogue