Source: Ottawa, Canada: Church Council on Justice and Corrections.

As indicated in this article by the Church Council on Justice and Corrections (a coalition of faith-based individuals and organizations involved in oversight of the Canadian justice and corrections system), shame is something we all have likely felt at one time or another in life. For example, shame can result from embarrassing incidents in life, or from unkind comments directed at us by others. This is not the kind of shame or shaming promoted in certain restorative justice approaches, including conferencing. This article goes on to explain a restorative approach known as positive or reintegrative shaming - oriented around condemning an action but seeking to reintegrate the wrongdoer back into the community - and its use in conferencing processes.