Harry Mika

Anspach Hall 305B
phone: (989) 774-2654
email: mika1h@cmich.edu


  • Postdoctoral Fellowships: Yale University, 1982                        Hague Academy of International Law, 1984
  • Ph.D., Michigan State University, 1981
  • M.A., Michigan State University, 1975
  • B.A., Michigan State University, 1974

Areas of Teaching expertise

  • Justice policy and practice
  • Comparative child welfare

Research Interests

  • Community-based justice
  • Peacebuilding and transitional justice
  • Community development and regeneration

Selected Publications

  • Sobre el Concepto de Justicia Transicional desde Abajo: Entrevista con el Profesor Harry Mika, en Catalina Díaz Gómez, Nelso Camilo Sá​nchez y Rodrigo Uprimmy Yepes, Reparar en Colombia: Los Dilemas en Contextos de Conflicto, Pobreza y Exclusión. Bogota: Colombia: Centro​ Internacional para la Justicia Transicional (ICTJ) y Centro de Estudios de Derecho, Justicia y Sociedad (DeJusSticia) (2009)
  • Community-Based Peacebuilding: A Case Study from Northern Ireland, The Journal of the Institute of Justice & International Studies, Volume 8 (2008)
  • Listening to Victims: A Critique of Restorative Justice Policy and Practice in the United States (with Mary Achilles, Ellen Halbert, Lorraine Stutzman Amstutz, and Howard Zehr). Federal Probation , Volume 68, Number 1 (June 2004).
  • A Restorative Framework for Community Justice Practice (with Howard Zehr), in Kieran McEvoy and Tim Newburn (eds.), Criminology, Conflict Resolution and Restorative Justice . London: Palgrave (2
  • 003).
  • Evaluation as Peacebuilding? Transformative Values, Processes, and Outcomes, Contemporary Justice Review , Volume 5, Number 4 (2002).
  • How Can I Evaluate My Work?, in John Paul Lederach and Janice Moomaw Jenner (eds.), Handbook on International Peacebuilding: Into the Eye of the Storm . San Francisco: Jossey-Bass (2002).
  • Republican Hegemony or Community Ownership? Community Restorative Justice in Northern Ireland (with Kieran McEvoy) in Dermot McFeenan (ed.), Case Studies in Informal Justice . London: Ashgate (2002).
  • Guest Editor (with Kieran McEvoy and Barbara Hudson), "Practice, Performance and Prospects for Restorative Justice," special issue of The British Journal of Criminology , Volume 42, Number 3, (2002).
  • Restorative Justice and the Critique of Informalism in Northern Ireland (with Kieran McEvoy), The British Journal of Criminology , Volume 42, Number 3, (2002).
  • Conflict, Crime Control, and the 're'-Construction of State-Community Relations in Northern Ireland (with Kieran McEvoy and Brian Gormally), in Gordon Hughes, Eugene McLaughlin, and John Muncie (eds.), Crime, Prevention and Community Safety: New Directions . London: Sage (2002).