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Career development and criminal justice: Foundations for a new integration to promote peace and justice

Robertson, Peter



The promotion of peace and justice is an important responsibility of governments, and it represents one of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN, 2015). To date there has been little consideration of how career development services might contribute to this domain at a societal level. Rather the focus has been on career guidance and vocational rehabilitation interventions for offenders that are local and small scale. This article proposes five foundations on which to build a wider integration of career development with efforts to promote peace and justice. These are: (i) a conceptual foundation; (ii) an empirical foundation; (iii) a moral foundation; (iv) a security foundation; and (v) a public policy foundation.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Nov 2, 2022
Online Publication Date Jan 11, 2023
Publication Date 2022-12
Deposit Date Jan 13, 2023
Journal Indian Journal of Career and Livelihood Planning
Print ISSN 2319-2313
Publisher Indian Association for Career and Livelihood PLanning
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 11
Issue 1
Pages 16-30
Keywords Career development; Peace; Criminal Justice; Work with offenders; Social justice
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