The Role of Empathy in Anger Arousal in Violent Offenders and University Students

  title={The Role of Empathy in Anger Arousal in Violent Offenders and University Students},
  author={Andrew Day and Philip Mohr and Kevin Howells and Adam Gerace and Loraine Lim},
  journal={International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology},
  pages={599 - 613}
  • A. Day, P. Mohr, L. Lim
  • Published 1 June 2012
  • Psychology, Law
  • International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology
A lack of empathic responsiveness toward others has been consistently identified as an important antecedent to aggressive behavior and violent crime, with many rehabilitation programs for violent offenders incorporating treatment modules that are specifically designed to increase offender empathy. This study examined the extent to which cognitive (perspective taking) and affective (empathic concern, personal distress) empathy predicted anger in a clinical (male prisoners convicted of a violent… 

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