Prospołeczność osób pozbawionych wolności
Prosociality of people deprived of freedom
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The purpose of the article was examining moral values of the prisoners. Prosociality was adopted as the conception of the moral order. It consists of three aspects: individual morality (personal norms), interpersonal morality (the motives of moral behaviour) and civil behaviour. The examination was carried out in the group of one hundred men imprisoned in Correctional Institution in Płock. The analysis of the examination results shows the differences of the moral values in the group of the convicts. The expectations expressed in the investigational hypotheses, that the level of the implementation of moral values is influenced by faith and religious observances, criminal record and the attitude to the rules of the criminal subculture, were partially confirmed. Having carried out the examinations, the assumption that the prisoners are rotten so turning down all or most moral values and norms is baseless. Among the convicts there are, of course, persons with high level of demoralization, the active representatives of the criminal subculture and antisocially disordered. However, it is not pertinent to scrutinize the whole population of the convicts.
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