The Globalization of Peacemaking Criminology

Wayne Gillespie, East Tennessee State University
Michael Braswell, East Tennessee State University
John T. Whitehead, East Tennessee State University

ABSTRACT
Peacemaking criminology is primarily the result of efforts among American scholars to address the suffering caused by crime. Although themes such as connectedness, caring, and mindfulness have been advanced to diminish the problems associated with both crime and the criminal justice system, the relevance of peacemaking criminology to cultures other than the United States is unclear. The purpose of this paper is to explore some avenues by which criminologists may apply peacemaking principles to crime and suffering in countries other than the U.S. We hope to show how peacemaking is relevant on a global scale. in particular, we focus on peacemaking applications in Latin America.

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