Can even the most awful of crimes be forgiven? Robert Enright is a Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He recently addressed the Le Chéile Schools Trust Conference. He is a co-founder of the International Forgiveness Institute where he has been breaking new ground in the scientific study of forgiveness and helping groups and individuals to find pathways to a forgiving life. In this interview Jo Smith looks at the profound emotional healing that can come from forgiveness, even in extreme cases such as incest.