Carolyn Boyes-Watson, PhD

Professor
Department of Sociology
Director, Center for Restorative Justice at Suffolk University


Phone: 617-573-8085
Fax: 617-994-4278
Email: cwatson@suffolk.edu
Office: 73 Tremont St., Rm. 7018

Education

  • PhD, Harvard University
  • MA, Harvard University
  • BA, University of Pennsylvania

Office Hours Spring 2013

On sabbatical.

Research Interests

Restorative Justice
Criminal Justice
Organizational Change and Development
Youth and Adult Development
Education Reform

Employment

Associate Professor, Suffolk University, 1993-present

Lecturer, Social Studies, Harvard University, 1991-1993

Selected Publications

Boyes-Watson C. 2008 Peacemaking Circles and Urban Youth: Bringing Justice Home. MN: Living Justice Press 

Boyes-Watson C. 2003. Crime and Justice. Boston: Allyn and Bacon

Boyes-Watson. C. 2005. “Community is Not a Place But a Relationship: Lessons for Organizational Development” Public Organization Review: A Global Journal Vol. 5, Issue No. 4

Boyes-Watson C. 2005 “Seeds of Change: Peacemaking Circles as Tool to Build a Village for Every Child” Child Welfare, 84(2): 191-208.

Boyes-Watson C. 2004 “The Value of Citizen Participation in Restorative/Community Justice: Lessons from Vermont” Criminology and Public Policy. 3 (4): 687-692.

Boyes-Watson C. 2004. “What are the Implications of the Growing State Involvement in Restorative Justice?” in Howard Zehr and Barb Towes, eds. Critical Issues in Restorative Justice. New York: Criminal Justice Press. Monsey, New York and Cullompton, Devon, UK: Criminal Justice Press and Willan Publishing. p. 215-225.

Boyes-Watson C. 2001 “Healing the Wounds of Street Violence.” Community and Youth Development Journal Volume 2, No.3, Fall

Boyes-Watson C. and Mary Waters. 2001 “The Promise of Diversity”. In Lani Guiner and Susan Sturm eds. Whos Qualified Beacon Press: Boston

Boyes-Watson C. 2000. “Reflections on the Purist and Maximalist Models of Restorative Justice”. Contemporary Justice Review Vol.3 (4) pp.441-450.

Boyes-Watson C. 1999 “In the Belly of the Beast? Exploring Dilemmas of State-sponsored Restorative Justice”. Contemporary Justice Review 2(3): 261-281 2002

Boyes-Watson C. 1997 “Corporations as Drug Warriors: The Symbolic Significance of Drug Testing” In Austin Sarat and Susan Silbey (eds.) Studies in Law, Politics and Society. Greenwich Ct: JAI Press, 1997.

Boyes-Watson C. “Recordkeeping as a Technology of Power”. Berkeley Journal of Sociology. Vol. 39:1-27; 1995

Professional Activities

Founding Director, Center for Restorative Justice. The Center for Restorative Justice at Suffolk University is a community-engaged academic center committed to the promotion of restorative justice practices, principles, and values in New England.

Current Grant Support

Executive Office of Public Safety, Charles E. Shannon, Community-Safety Partnership,
Gardiner Howard Shaw Foundation
Massachusetts Department of Social Services and Department of Public Health

Courses Taught

Restorative Justice: Principles and Practices
Introduction to the Criminal Justice System
Juvenile Justice and the Law
Crimes Against Humanity
Drugs and Society