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NCJ Number: 120740 Find in a Library
Title: Inner Corrections - Finding Peace and Peace Making
Author(s): B Lozoff; M Braswell
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 200
Sponsoring Agency: Anderson Publishing Co
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Publication Number: ISBN 0-932930-85-9
Sale Source: Anderson Publishing Co
Publicity Director
2035 Reading Road
Cincinnati, OH 45202
United States of America
Type: Program Description (Model)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Peace making is an alternative philosophy and approach to corrections that counters the assumption that violence can be overcome by violence.
Abstract: Peace making is based on self-honesty, courage, kindness, and humor and operates independently of race, creed, culture, or time and place. It suggests that rehabilitation can be accomplished from the inside-out rather than forced upon criminals, and that criminals are simply trying to feel more complete and satisfied. Although the book advocates no specific religious denomination, it takes ideas from several major religions with heavy emphasis on eastern meditation practices. The transiency of the external world and the interconnectedness of all life are dominant themes. The book includes communications with prisoners (victims and victimizers), letters of confusion and of hope, contemporary examples of both wisdom and foolishness, and methods of meditation. Skits, illustrations, notes, index.
Main Term(s): Correctional reform
Index Term(s): Corrections effectiveness; Prison climate; Religion
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