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Comparative, International and Global Justice: Perspectives from Criminology and Criminal Justice presents and critically assesses a wide range of topics relevant to criminology, criminal justice and global justice. The text is divided into three parts: comparative criminal justice, international criminology, and transnational and global criminology. Within each field are located specific topics which the authors regard as contemporary and highly relevant and that will assist students in gaining a fuller appreciation of global justice issues. Authors Cyndi Banks and James Baker address these complex global issues using a scholarly but accessible approach, often using detailed case studies. The discussion of each topic is a comprehensive contextualized account that explains the social context in which law and crime exist and engages with questions of explanation or interpretation. The authors challenge students to gain knowledge of international and comparative criminal justice issues and think about them in a critical manner. It has become difficult to ignore the global and international dimensions of criminal justice and criminology and this text aims to enhance criminal justice education by focusing on some of the issues engaging criminology worldwide, and to prepare students for a future where fields of study like transnational crime are unexceptional. FREE Online Resources give students access to helpful learning tools for study and review! Learn more at http://study.sagepub.com/banksbaker
Chapter 8: Transitional Justice: Justice, Forgiveness, and Impunity
Transitional Justice: Justice, Forgiveness, and Impunity
The field of transitional justice (TJ) has evolved over the past twenty years into a set of “justice” responses to the issue of large-scale international crimes such as apartheid, torture, and genocide and to the transition (not always successfully) of states from authoritarian regimes guilty of such crimes to liberal democracies.
States that follow a TJ process usually emphasize issues of national reconciliation, victims’ rights and concerns, uncovering the truth about human rights abuses prior to the transition, and how best to provide justice to victims of the outgoing regime. TJ is not only a legal process1 but preeminently a political process and encompasses also the disciplines of psychology, history, and ethics.
TJ has ...