Abstract 27:65-87

Florczykiewicz, Janina (2015) The feeling of guilt among convicts who serve their sentence. „Profilaktyka Społeczna i Resocjalizacja” 27: 65-87.

 

Abstract:

The article presents the findings of the study on the feeling of guild among convicts who serve their sentence. We investigated the relation between the feeling of guilt and the level of demoralization. The study involved 298 male inmates, aged 18 to 64, who serve their sentence in different types and kinds of prisons. It was found that a significant proportion of convicts who serve their sentence experience the feeling of guilt for the harm caused to the victims of their crimes. The lowest propensity to experience guilt and the highest tendency to ignore the victim and start neutralization were manifest among individuals who show a high level of demoralization.

 

Keywords:

feeling of guilt, imprisonment, prison, demoralization