Nickson, Neikirk publish book on justice practices

Ray Nickson, Ph.D., assistant professor of criminal justice and criminal justice program director, along with Alice Neikirk, Ph.D., adjunct instructor, published a book with Palgrave Macmillian. "Managing Transitional Justice: Expectations of International Criminal Trials" examines justice practices after mass-conflict using a multi-case study approach. It explores how stakeholder expectations are ignored, marginalized, managed and co-opted by institutions in the wake of conflict, drawing upon a variety of data including numerous interviews with transitional justice practitioners. The text offers an interdisciplinary approach, drawing on restorative justice, transitional justice, peace building and conflict-transformation perspectives.

Nickson and Neikirk also have a forthcoming book that analyzes refugees’ experience of international criminal justice. "Refugees and Transitional Justice: Humanitarian Lessons from Bhutan," will be published by Routledge and available in 2019. Neikirk also has her own research monograph, "Learning to be Refugees," due out soon with Northwestern University Press.



Wayne Steffen
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