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Emotional dynamics in restorative conferences

Date

2004

Authors

Harris, Nathan
Walgrave, Lode
Braithwaite, John

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Sage Publications Inc

Abstract

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 like empathy, remorse and guilt will spill over into feelings of shame, and that it is the resolution of these emotions that is critical for successful justice interventions.

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Keywords: Emotions; Guilt; Reintegration; Restorative justice; Shame; Shaming

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Source

Theoretical Criminology

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Journal article

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DOI

10.1177/1362480604042243

Restricted until

2037-12-31