Justice, vengeance and forgiveness
by The Open University
This course material is only available in the iTunes U app on iPhone or iPad.
The pathway then looks at the idea of restorative justice, an approach that seeks to bring together victims and criminals. Case studies drawn from both the United Kingdom and New Zealand are illustrated with interviews with both victims and criminals, and lawyers and law enforcement professionals.
This pathway uses two distinctive learning styles. Most of the first half consists of audios and video interviews, together with their transcripts. The second half of the pathway is text based. The text-based second half focuses on rights and justice in international relations.
|1||Justice, vengeance and forgiveness - video introduction||--||1:45||Free||View in iTunes|
||Plato on justice and self interest||--||--||Free||View in iTunes|
|3||Transcript -- Plato on justice and self interest||Transcript -- A debate on whether citizens follow the law because of their good nature, or because they fear retribution.||--||Free||View in iTunes|
||Classical and modern utilitarianism||--||--||Free||View in iTunes|
|5||Transcript -- Classical and modern utilitarianism||Transcript -- A discussion about the differences between classical and modern utilitarianism.||--||Free||View in iTunes|
|6||Rights and justice in international relations||Can the concept of human rights be applied across borders or are rights culturally specific? Is it realistic, or even desirable, to aim at an international system based on universal principles of justice? This unit takes a critical view of the assumptio||--||Free||View in iTunes|
|7||Amartya Sen on justice and injustice||Amartya Sen discusses justice and injustice.||10:49||Free||View in iTunes|
||Does prison work?||An ex-prisoner, a prison reformist, a judge and an academic of law discuss the value of incarceration for punishment and rehabilitation.||29:47||Free||View in iTunes|
||Restorative justice: Involving the victims of crime||How restorative justice works in New Zealand, and how it might be introduced in the UK.||12:53||Free||View in iTunes|
||Restorative justice in action||How offenders in restorative justice initiatives get a chance to express remorse and apologise to victims.||9:00||Free||View in iTunes|
||Restorative justice: does it work?||Evaluating the effectiveness of restorative justice.||8:02||Free||View in iTunes|