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Shame and restorative processes

July 29, 2009

….Shame can be positive when it motivates us to do the right thing – when
we modify our behavior, then put shame behind. But shame is
essentially a threat to our self-worth and when shame “sticks” to us,
it is debilitating. In fact, I am convinced that shame plays a major
role in much offending as well as in how those who offend experience
justice.I’m also convinced that it often plays a significant role in
victims’ trauma and the negative ways they often experience justice.
But this is beyond the scope here – perhaps the topic of a later entry.

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