Problems of Mental Health Counseling in the Criminal Justice System
The Eskimos have a word, Kulangeta, which means “his mind knows what to do but he doesn’t do it.” It is used to describe a man who repeatedly lies, cheats, or steals. Kulangeta is not a behavior that the shamans or healers are believed to be able to cure or change. When asked what would have happened traditionally to such a person, an Eskimo replies that someone would have pushed him off the ice when no one was looking (Murphy, 1976).
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