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Inner Corrections - Finding Peace and Peace Making

NCJ Number
B Lozoff; M Braswell
Date Published
200 pages
Peace making is an alternative philosophy and approach to corrections that counters the assumption that violence can be overcome by violence.
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.


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