2010 Dialogue on Peace and Justice
Sixth Annual Restorative Justice and Death Penalty Symposium

Peace and Justice Studies Program

about schedule sponsors participants readings & resources


In a world permeated by violence and injustice, the Peace and Justice Studies Program at Utah Valley University has as its mission the understanding of effective means to achieve peace and justice in interpersonal, community, national, and international contexts.  We invite students and our community to participate in intellectual engagement whereby they may come to understand the reasons for, and solutions to, the complex problems of violence and injustice and to contribute to peaceful and just alternatives.  Four core areas of interdisciplinary study guide our mission: 1) peace, war, and conflict, 2) justice, 3) mediation, negotiation, and conflict resolution, and 4) ideology and theory.


November 9, 2010
Utah Valley University
Library Lecture Hall (LI 120)


UVU Peace and Justice Studies Program


Robert Blecker, author of By the Hand of Man: The Case for Capital Punishment
Juan Melendez, spent time on death row before being freed

Ralph Dellapiano, Death Penalty Project Director for High Road for Human Rights
Lavarr McBride, professor of Criminal Justice, Weber State University

Readings & Resources

Student Readings 
Two Chapters from Changing Lenses: A New Focus for Crime and Justice
by Howard Zehr 
Life Without Parole, America's Other Death Penalty by Robert Johnson and Sandra McGunigall-Smith
Escape From Death Row: A Study of "Tripping" as an Individual Adjustment Strategy Among Death Row Prisoners by Robert Johnson and Sandra McGunigall-Smith

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