recommended readings

This is an informal list created by the project founders of readings, podcasts, websites, and other relevant information pertaining to prison abolition, restorative justice, transformative justice, and sexual violence. The list is updated periodically. 

 We would like to thank Dr. Katie Horowitz for her guidance and expertise from the inception of this work. We would also like to thank Mariame Kaba for challenging us to imagine otherwise.   

on restorative justice:

  • McGlynn, Nicole, Nicole Westmarland, and Nikki Godden. “’I Just Wanted Him to Hear Me’: Sexual Violence and the Possibilities of Restorative Justice.” Journal of Law and Society 39, no. 2 (June 2012): 213-240.
  • Holland, Kathryn J., and Lilia M. Cortina. “‘It Happens to Girls All the Time’: Examining Sexual Assault Survivors’ Reasons for Not Using Campus Supports.” American Journal of Community Psychology59, no. 1–2 (March 1, 2017): 50–64.
  • Karp, David. The Little Book of Restorative Justice for Colleges and Universities: Repairing Harm and Rebuilding Trust in Response to Student Misconduct. New York: Good Books, 2015.                    [We reject David Karp’s use of terminology from the criminal punishment system.]
  • Koss, Mary P., Jay K. Wilgus, and Kaaren M. Williamsen. “Campus Sexual Misconduct: Restorative Justice Approaches to Enhance Compliance With Title IX Guidance.” Trauma, Violence, & Abuse 15, no. 3 (July 1, 2014): 242–57.
  • Karp, David R., Julie Shackford-Bradley, Robin J. Wilson, and Kaaren M. Williamsen. “Campus PRISM: A Report on Promoting Restorative Initiatives for Sexual Misconduct on College Campuses.” Saratoga Springs, NY: Skidmore College Project on Restorative Justice, 2016.
  • Coker, Donna. “Crime Logic, Campus Sexual Assault, and Restorative Justice.” Texas Tech Law Review 49 (March 1, 2017): 147–211.
  • Kaplan, Margo. “Restorative Justice and Campus Sexual Misconduct.” Temple Law Review89 (2017 2016): 701–44.
  • Karp, David, and Susanne Conrad. “Restorative Justice and College Student Misconduct.” Public Organization Review5, no. 4 (December 1, 2005): 315–33.
  • Heidenreich, Linda. “Chapter Twelve: Transgender Women, Sexual Violence, and the Rule of Law: An Argument in Favor of Restorative and Transformative Justice” in Razor Wire Women: Prisoners, Activists, Scholars, and Artists. Albany: State University of New York Press (2011): 147-164.
  • Ortiz, Wendy. “Punishment is Not Justice: Defying Definitions After Sexual Violence”
  • Restorative Justice and Practices from the International Institute for Restorative Practices (
  • Baliga, Sujatha. “A Different Path for Confronting Sexual Assault”

on transformative justice:

on sexual violence:

  • Walter S. DeKeseredy, and Martin D. Schwartz. Male Peer Support and Violence Against Women: The History and Verification of a Theory. Davidson students can access the reading here: 
  • “Dealing With Our Shit: an all male-identified anti-sexual assault group”:
  • Foubert, John D., Eric E. Godin, and Jerry L. Tatum. “In Their Own Words: Sophomore College Men Describe Attitude and Behavior Changes Resulting from a Rape Prevention Program 2 Years After Their Partcipation.” Journal of Interpersonal Violence 25, no. 12 (2010): 2237-2257.
  • Wendy Perkins & Jessica Warner (2017) Sexual Violence Response and Prevention: Studies of Campus Policies and Practices, Journal of School Violence, 16:3, 237-242,
  • John D. Foubert PhD (2000) The Longitudinal Effects of a Rape-prevention Program on Fraternity Men’s Attitudes, Behavioral Intent, and Behavior, Journal of American College Health, 48:4, 158-163,
  • Jennifer Langhinrichsen-Rohling, John D. Foubert, Hope M. Brasfield, Brent Hill, and Shannon Shelley-Tremblay. “The Men’s Program: Does It Impact College Men’s Self-Reported Bystander Efficacy and Willingness to Intervene?” Violence Against Women 17, no. 6 (2011): 743-759.
  • Foubert, John D. THE LONGITUDINAL EFFECTS OF AN ALL-MALE RAPE PREVENTION PEER EDUCATION PROGRAM ON THE SEXUALLY COERCIVE ATTITUDES, BEHAVIORAL INTENT, AND BEHAVIOR OF FRATERNITY MEN. Dissertation submitted to the Faculty of the Graduate School of the University of Maryland, College Park. UMI Microform (1998).
  • Walker, Tammi. “Fixing What’s Wrong with How Universities Adjudicate Sexual Misconduct Claims: How Procedural Change Can Encourage Cooperation.” Wisconsin Law Review2018, no. 1 (2018): 111–50.
  •  Organizing for Survivors @ Swarthmore: 
  • Me Too. Movement: OR 

on prison abolition: