….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 â€œsticksâ€ 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.Iâ€™m also convinced that it often plays a significant role in
victimsâ€™ 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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