Source: (2001) Relational Justice Bulletin. January (9): 6-7. Downloaded 15 May 2003.

George Hosking writes from the perspective that the deepest roots of violence lie in the family and begin early in a person’s life. In this article then he specifically addresses how a breakdown in the relationship between parents and babies can “hardwireâ€? antisocial and aggressive children who later turn to abusive behavior and crime. It is vital to understand this to develop a relational policy agenda for improving parenting skills, skills that in the long run can reduce crime. With all of this in mind, Hosking discusses pathways to crime, formation of the infant brain, and parental skills to nurture infants and children.

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