Watching Out

reflections on justice and injustice

Author: Julian Burnside

Publisher: Scribe Publications

ISBN: 1925548503

Category: Law

Page: 272

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‘When put to the test, most people have difficulty identifying what justice is, especially when there is tension between proper process and a desired result. Due process is inherent in our conception of justice. But bad process can yield the right result, just as good process can produce the wrong result. The legal system is designed to produce justice. We call it the justice system — sometimes un-selfconsciously, sometimes with bitter irony. It is designed to produce justice according to law. Whether it achieves that goal is not the subject of general agreement.’ In Watching Out, a successor volume to his best-selling Watching Brief, noted barrister and human-rights advocate Julian Burnside explains the origins of our legal system, looks at the way it operates in practice, and points out ways in which it does and doesn’t run true to its ultimate purposes. He examines fundamental legal principles, such as the presumption of innocence, explains why good barristers defend bad people, and sets out legal remedies for wrongs done to individuals and groups. The law’s reach is immense, and so is the territory this book covers. Legal aid, class actions, assisted dying, counter-terrorism, unjust verdicts, and the treatment of asylum-seekers are some of the contentious subjects dealt with here. There is also a compelling chapter on the plight of people who are bereft of legal remedies, living on the margins of society, and shocking examples of hate mail that Burnside’s defence of refugees has provoked. Rich with fascinating case studies, and eloquent in its defence of civil society, Watching Out is a beacon of legal liberalism in an intemperate age.
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Corporal Punishment of Children

Comparative Legal and Social Developments

Author: Pernilla Leviner,Bronwyn Naylor,Bernadette Saunders

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004355979

Category: Political Science

Page: 360

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Corporal Punishment of Children - Comparative Legal and Social Developments towards Prohibition and Beyond' provides insights into the views and experiences of prominent academics, political, religious, and human rights activists from Australia, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Israel, New Zealand, Norway, South Africa, Sweden, the UK, and the US. Country-specific, and thematic insights in relation to children's ongoing experience of corporal punishment are detailed and discussed, and key questions are raised and considered with a view to advancing progress towards societies in which children's human rights to dignity and optimal development are more fully recognised.
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Ambassadors of Reconciliation: New Testament reflections on restorative justice and peacemaking

Author: Ched Myers,Elaine Enns

Publisher: Orbis Books

ISBN: 1608331350

Category: Religion

Page: 174

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Both Ched Myers and Elaine Enns work for Bartimaeus Ministries in California. Myers, the author of Binding the Strong Man and Who Will Roll Away the Stone?, focuses on building biblical literary, church renewal, and faith-based witness for justice. Enns has worked for twenty years in the field of restorative justice and conflict transformation. Book jacket.
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Redemption and Restoration

A Catholic Perspective on Restorative Justice

Author: David Matzko McCarthy,Vicki Schieber,Trudy D. Conway

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 0814645860

Category: Religion

Page: 306

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The Catholic Church teaches that punishment must have a constructive and redemptive purpose and that it be coupled with treatment and, when possible, restitution. Rehabilitation and restoration must include the spiritual dimension of healing and hope. Since the publication of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishop's 2000 pastoral statement on restorative justice, the conversation surrounding the need for criminal justice reform and restorative justice has moved forward. Redemption and Restoration responds from a Catholic perspective to help form an educational campaign to equip Catholics and their leaders to participate in the national conversation on this issue, create the programs needed to assist in healing the harm caused by crime, and restore our communities. The book develops the traditional Catholic understanding of justice, offers a theological understanding of restorative justice, explains how it can be implemented, and reflects on the practical arguments for restorative justice. Grounded in the stories of real people, Redemption and Restoration helps readers gain a deeper understanding of how this affects us all as a country and a church. It includes discussion questions to engage groups in exploring issues related to restorative justice.
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Feasting on the Word: Year A, Volume 4: Preaching the Revised Common Lectionary

Author: David L. Bartlett,Barbara Brown Taylor

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 0664231071

Category: Religion

Page: 347

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This 12-volume series covers all of the Sundays in the three-year lectionary cycle, along with moveable occasions. For each lectionary text, preachers will find brief essays--one each on the exegetical, theological, pastoral, and homiletical challenges of the text. Each volume also contains an index of biblical passages so that nonlectionary preachers may make use of it.
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To Live in Peace

Biblical Faith and the Changing Inner City

Author: Mark R. Gornik

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802846853

Category: Religion

Page: 261

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Building on both the perspective of God's new creation and the view from the neighborhood, "To Live in Peace" shows how the life of the church, the strategies of community development, and the practices of peacemaking can make a transformational difference.
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Mercer Dictionary of the Bible

Author: Watson E. Mills,Roger Aubrey Bullard

Publisher: Mercer University Press

ISBN: 9780865543737

Category: Religion

Page: 987

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An encyclopedic guide to the interpretation and understanding of biblical literature. Though written by members of the National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion, the 1,450 original entries by some 225 contributors are diverse in viewpoint and devoid of theological prescription. They're
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Roadmap to Reconciliation

Moving Communities Into Unity, Wholeness and Justice

Author: Brenda Salter McNeil

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830844422

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 142

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We can see the injustice and inequality in our lives and in the world. We are ready to rise up. But how, exactly, do we do this? How does one reconcile? Based on her extensive consulting experiences with colleges and organizations, Rev. Dr. Brenda Salter McNeil shows us how to take the next step into unity, wholeness and justice.
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The Borders of Justice

Author: Etienne Balibar,Sandro Mezzadra,Ranabir Samaddar

Publisher: Temple University Press

ISBN: 9781439906859

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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International in scope and featuring a diverse group of contributors, The Borders of Justice investigates the complexities of transitional justice that emerge from its “social embeddedness.” This original and provocative collection of essays, which stem from a collective research program on social justice undertaken by the Calcutta Research Group, confronts the concept and practices of justice. The editors and contributors question the relationship between geography, methodology, and justice—how and why justice is meted out differently in different places. Expanding on Michael Walzer's idea of the “spheres of justice,” the contributors argue that justice is burdened with our notions of social realities and expectations, in addition to the influence of money, law, and government. Chapters provide close readings of Pascal, Plato and Marx, theories on global justice, the relationship between liberalism and multiculturalism, struggles of social injustice, and how and where we draw the borders of justice.
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