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Culture of Empathy Builder:  Neema Trivedi-Bateman

Empathy Training Cuts Crime
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Neema Trivedi Bateman

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Neema Trivedi-Bateman is Senior Lecturer in Criminology at Anglia Ruskin University, and also the Course Leader for two Criminology courses.  Her PhD thesis, is entitled 'The roles of empathy, shame, and guilt in violence decision-making'. Neema's research interests include youth crime, developmental criminology, forensic psychology, violent offenders, and moral decision-making.


"Empathy is crucial for supporting law-abiding behaviours and decisions, and traditional sources of empathy development, such as parents and teachers, are vital for the development of lawful behaviour in children.

 Deficient empathy is a risk to all members of the community and can occur when children have inadequate or absent role models. If deficient empathy can be identified and addressed from infancy, we strongly believe that fewer incidents of harm and wrongdoing will occur in society."





Empathy Training Cuts Crime: Neema Trivedi-Bateman and Edwin Rutsch


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Articles and Papers


PhD thesis: 'The roles of empathy, shame, and guilt in violence decision-making'
Explores the role of moral emotions in the decision to engage in acts of crime, using a combination of longitudinal quantitative data and qualitative in-depth interview data about persistent offenders’ real-life violent events.


Trivedi-Bateman, N. and Crook, E.L., 2021. The optimal application of empathy interventions to reduce antisocial behaviour and crime: a review of the literaturePsychology, Crime & Law, pp.1-24.


Hirtenlehner, H., Trivedi-Bateman, N., Baier, D. and Strohmeier, D., 2021. Does empathy attenuate the criminogenic effect of low self-control in late life?International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice, pp.1-21.


Empathy training could cut crime figures - study

Research published in the journal Psychology, Crime & Law suggests a new, low-cost approach that could potentially reduce antisocial behaviour and crime.