Morality Behind Bars: An Intervention Study on Fostering Moral Competence of Prisoners as a New Approach to Social Rehabilitation

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Prisoners prefer moral ideals like justice and responsibility just as much as non-prisoners. However, they lack moral competence, which Georg Lind has defined as the ability to solve conflicts through deliberation and communication rather than through violence, deceit and power. The data of this experimentally designed intervention study show that imprisonment mostly makes things worse. It leads to a regression of moral competence. Further, these data show that - with appropriate training methods like the Konstanz Method of ...

Morality Behind Bars: An Intervention Study on Fostering Moral Competence of Prisoners as a New Approach to Social Rehabilitation 2014, Peter Lang AG, Bern

ISBN-13: 9783631618301

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