Carolyn Boyes-Watson Ph.D.

Carolyn Boyes-Watson is Professor of Sociology at Suffolk University and founding Director of the Center for Restorative Justice at Suffolk University, where she teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses in Restorative Justice. She holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from Harvard University and has been studying the criminal justice system for over twenty-five years. She has published extensively about the Restorative Justice Movement with special focus on the peacemaking circle. Her most recent publications include Bringing Justice Home: Peacemaking Circles and Urban Youth (Living Justice Press: MN) and Heart of Hope: A Guide for Using Peacemaking Circles to Develop Emotional Literacy, Promote Healing, and Build Healthy Relationships with Kay Pranis.