This conclusion presents some closing thoughts on key concepts discussed in the preceding chapters of this book. The book explains that an interdisciplinary socio-psychological field can offer a much needed understanding and development for restorative justice. It presents new and ground-breaking research with offenders that he claims represents a paradigm shift in biology. The book provides similar developments in neuroscience, education and psychology in advancing the evidence behind restorative practices and social and emotional learning. It describes that that restorative practices could make a powerful contribution to the development of insight and emotional understanding in offenders with serious mental health challenges. The book argues that power is an important element in the relationship between the humiliated and the humiliator. It explains that psychology can be useful in helping us to understand the significance of individual trauma as a cause for criminality, but also as a vehicle for changing offending behaviour.
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