CPGC Deadline- Restorative Justice Course: Designing Justice, Designing SpacesCPGC Deadline- Restorative Justice Course: Designing Justice, Designing Spaceshttp://www.haverford.edu/calendar/details/2571112013-11-242013-11-24
This course brings together incarcerated and undergraduate students to examine fields of restorative justice, correctional history, environmental psychology and design, and architecture.
ICPR 310, Spring 2014
Thursdays, from 11:30-5:00pm, including travel time
Instructor: Barb Toews, Visiting Instructor in Independent Programs, PhD Candidate and Adjunct Faculty, Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research
Environmental design has been a concern of correctional administrators since the opening of the first jails. As prison design has evolved over the centuries, correctional administrators have become increasingly successful in attending to institutional security and the programmatic needs of prisoners, including as they prepare for reentry. This course asks whether tenets and values of restorative justice offer additional insight into the creation of environments that will instill a sense of accountability, transformation and rehabilitation in criminal offenders.
This course takes up this inquiry by bringing together incarcerated students and undergraduate students to explore the potential relationship and impact of restorative justice on prison architecture and design and the influence that such design may have on incarcerated individuals and staff alike. Students will also consider and apply course learnings to the architecture and design of institutions of higher education. The course will include academic reading and discussions in the fields of restorative justice, correctional history, environmental psychology and design, and architecture; real-world environmental analyses; individual and group reflective/experiential activities to explore the personal application of course learning; and creative design work.
This course is not available to first-year students; preference is given to juniors and seniors; sophomores will be considered. Applications must be submitted to by 11:59 pm Sunday November 24. Selected students will need to interview with the instructor before acceptance into the class.
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