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Changing Lenses
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Mennonite Church Canada/Mennonite Publishing Network joint release For immediate release
March 16, 2007

Scottdale, PA — A Brazilian request to translate Howard Zehr’s seminal book Changing Lenses: A New Focus for Crime and Justice into Portuguese, will bring the title to six language editions.

Zehr, of Harrisonburg, Virginia, is a writer and consultant on criminal justice issues. He is co-director of Conflict Transformation Program and a Professor of Restorative Justice at Eastern Mennonite University.

Used in college and university classes as a foundational text for the study of restorative justice, other language editions had been published in Japanese, Ukrainian, Arabic, Russian, and Korean.

Two decades after Changing Lenses first appeared, restorative justice is well established internationally as a movement and as a field of study and practice.

Changing Lenses was first published in 1990, and a Third Edition was published in 2005 with a new after word by the author. Publisher Herald Press – a division of Mennonite Publishing Network – is planning to release a related title fall, 2007, entitled Changing Paradigms: Punishment and Restorative Discipline by Paul Redekop of Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Mennonite Publishing Network is the publishing ministry of Mennonite Church Canada and Mennonite Church USA.

 

 

Changing Lenses Fact Sheet

 

Title of Book:
  Changing Lenses, Third Edition
Subtitle:
  A New Focus for Crime and Justice
Author:
  Howard Zehr
Delivery Date:
  March 4, 2005
Publication Date:
  March 11, 2005
Publisher:
  Herald Press
ISBN:
  0-8361-3512-1
Retail Price:
  $15.99 ($19.99 in Canada)
Size and Format:
  5 3/8 x 8 1/4, paperback
Pages:
  288
Classification:
  Crime and restorative justice; victims and offenders; criminal justice
Quotes, Summary:
 

Third Edition has a new after word by the author.

“Maybe one day we’ll integrate some of the principles of civil law into criminal justice, as Howard Zehr advises in his book Changing Lenses.”—Helen Prejean, C.S.J. in Dead Man Walking

“Zehr’s book left me with a passionate desire to go out and preach the gospel of restorative justice.”—Ruth Morris, Mediation Quarterly

“A needed book with many suggestions for moving toward a more just criminal system.” —National Catholic Reporter

“The author challenges the definitions and assumptions that colour our thinking and shape public policy on crime and justice.”—CBA Marketplace

“This book will get you thinking in new ways. It’s the best book on criminal justice I have ever read.”—Jim Mustin, in Family and Corrections Network News

Audience:
  Mediators, college and university students, law officers, clergy

The Author: Howard Zehr of Harrisonburg, Virginia, is a writer and consultant on criminal Justice issues. He is co-director of Conflict Transformation Program and a professor of restorative justice at Eastern Mennonite University.