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Conferencing and Plurality: Reply to Blagg

Braithwaite, John
June 4, 2015

Source: (1997) British Journal of Criminology 37(4).

Shame and shaming are cultural universals although their context may differ, and social support, the reintegrate portion of reintegrative shaming, occurs in all cultures as well. Harry Blagg errs in his opinion that this is not the case, and differences within aboriginal and non-aboriginal Australians in the experience of shame is greater than differences between the two groups. State criminal justice and indigenous community justice need to keep learning from each other and can benefit in this process from Blagg’s insights on cultural difference.


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