Pub. date: 2002 | Online Pub. Date: September 15, 2007 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412950664 | Print ISBN: 9780761922582 | Online ISBN: 9781412950664| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
The term peacemaking criminology is derived from the title I gave to a volume of readings Richard Quinney and I edited in 1991, Criminology as Peacemaking . The chapters in the book were primarily papers that had been delivered for several prior years at “peacemaking” sessions, organized by Kevin Anderson, at American Society of Criminology meetings. In short order, criminology and criminal justice texts were calling peacemaking a new school of research in critical criminology. In 1998, John Fuller published the one criminal justice text (so far) explicitly from “a peace-making perspective.” Peacemaking stands for the positive things we can weave back into the social fabric in the wake of violence. It stands in contrast to an approach to social control called “warmaking,” which tends to fight wars on crime. Warmaking focuses on what others ought to do to identify, isolate, and subdue criminals. Peacemaking begins by listening to those ...