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By Wesley Crichlow, Janelle Joseph

This e-book demonstrates that replacement methods to legal rehabilitation reach constructing pro-social attitudes and in enhancing psychological, actual and religious healthiness for early life and adults in criminal and neighborhood settings. using mindfulness is highlighted as a foundational device of self-reflexivity, inventive expression and remedy.

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Further, violent individuals are situated within multidimensional social, ecological, economic, and political contexts. The adoption of a meditation practice to heal, correct, or reform could be fraught with problems if it is not considered an adjunct approach, where meditation is one form of intervention within a multipronged rehabilitative approach. As mentioned earlier, most meditation studies take either a physiological or psychological point of view. When it comes to aggression and violence, the causes of which are multifaceted, it is important to avoid biological determinism.

In a male child, the potential to be diagnosed with GID was based on numerous criteria and diagnostic features, which include that males, “avoid rough-and-tumble play and competitive sports and have little interest in cars and trucks or other nonaggressive but stereotypical boys’ toys” (p. 576). The diagnosis of gender identity disorder has been replaced with the diagnosis of gender dysphonia in the DSM V (2013). The revised gender dysphonia attempts to distance itself from the overt gender-specific language of the previous GID in the DSM-IV-TR, noting that, “The area of sex and gender is highly controversial and has led to a proliferation of terms whose meanings vary over time and within and between disciplines” (p.

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