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Parole Officer ‘Empathy Training’ Leads to a 13% Drop in Offenders Returning to Jail

A new study suggests that empathy training for parole and probation officers helps deter their clients from reoffending. Heavy caseloads, job stress, and biases can negatively affect relations between these officers and their clients, leading to the likelihood of offenders landing back behind bars. A positive psychology intervention developed by UC Berkeley suggests that nonjudgmental […]

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