empathy training makes a difference. In fact, it helped to deepen the emotional connection between the officers and their clients, which the study found may deter recidivism.
ADVERTISEMENTThe findings were published on March 29, 2021, in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The results show, on average, a 13% decrease in recidivism among the clients of supervision officers who participated in the study.
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