The neuroscience of restorative justice | Dan Reisel

Important Vocabulary Words From The Video


Psychopaths are people who have a very low level of empathy and guilt. They often have no problem hurting other people, and they don't feel any remorse or guilt for their actions.

  • A psychopath is someone who killed all of the animals in the zoo.
  • Psychopaths are often charming and charming, which makes it difficult to know when they're actually being harmful.

Reassuringly means in a way that makes you feel better. When you are reassuringly told that everything will be okay, it can help you to relax and to feel less worried.

  • The nurse reassured the patient that she would be okay.
  • The senator tried to reassure the public that the government was doing everything that it could.

To renege on a promise is to break your word and refuse to do what you said you would do. This can be a very harmful thing to do, because it ruins trust.

  • He reneged on his promise to help me with my project, and now I'm stuck doing it all by myself.
  • I was really looking forward to going to the party with you, but you reneged on your promise and said you weren't going.

Reoffending means that someone commits a crime again after they have been released from prison or jail. This can happen for a variety of reasons, including a mental illness or addiction.

  • The prisoner was reoffending within a year of being released.
  • The prisoner was reoffending because of the trauma that he experienced during his time in prison.

A philanthropist is someone who is concerned about the well-being of other people. They often give a lot of their money to charity, in order to help others.

  • She is a philanthropist, and she donated her prize money to charity.
  • He is a philanthropist, and he donated his new car to charity.

Irredeemable means that someone or something is completely unable to be redeemed. This means that they are not worth saving, and there is no way for them to get better.

  • The prisoner was irredeemable, and there was no way to save him.
  • The painting was irredeemable, and it was destroyed in the fire.