Magazine article Multicultural Education

Making It Right: Building Peace, Settling Conflict

Magazine article Multicultural Education

Making It Right: Building Peace, Settling Conflict

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Making It Right: Building Peace, Settling Conflict Making It Right: Building Peace, Settling Conflict By Marilee Peters Annick Press; ages 12 & up

The traditional criminal justice system can be quite a messy process, with many tax dollars going to maintain more and more prisoners. But what if there was a different and more efficient way to achieve justice? Marilee Peters explores the idea of restorative justice in her book, Making it Right: Building Peace, Settling Conflict, through her use of fictional stories about communities that worked together to solve conflict in their area, as well as true stories of youth taking steps to build a better society.

Most importantly, the book addresses the fact that putting people in prison is not always the best solution to help them become better people. By using a restorative justice system, those who commit crimes will be given a chance to revive themselves and strengthen their communities. …

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