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Emotional dynamics in restorative conferences

Harris, Nathan; Walgrave, Lode; Braithwaite, John


Restorative justice interventions, which focus upon repairing the harm caused by an offence, are consistent with the approach advocated by reintegrative shaming theory. However, some have argued that remorse and empathy play a more important role in restoration, and that a focus upon disapproval and the emotion of shame may be misguided. This article analyses theoretical distinctions between shame and guilt before discussing their role in restorative interventions. It is argued that emotions...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
Source: Theoretical Criminology
DOI: 10.1177/1362480604042243


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