Prisoners believe they are just as law abiding as non-prisoners
The belief that we consider ourselves better than our peers holds true to convicted criminals as well. Research has shown that prisoners believe themselves to have more pro-social characteristics - such as kindness, morality, self-control, and generosity - than non-prisoners. The research also showed that prisoners did not rate themselves as more law abiding than non-prisoners, but they did rate themselves as equal.
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