Nowogrodzka, Agnieszka (2014) Offenders’ ability to recognize emotions and to empathize. „Profilaktyka Społeczna i Resocjalizacja” 23: 7-17.
Effective emotional functioning tends to be associated with proper social functioning, while the inability to empathize with others is linked to the propensity for crime. Criminality remains a negative social factor, taking a heavy toll on communities in many countries. Thus, researchers make attempts in order to find differences in the ability to experience emotions among healthy individuals and those who reveal the propensity for breaching the law. The paper presents the findings of research efforts devoted to this subject. Ii is assumed that programs aiming at developing the ability to empathize will help reduce delinquency-related rates.
offenders, emotion recognition, empathy