Offender risk assessment in delinquent minors and probation service in the USA

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Abstract

The article presents the review of American researchers concerning the application of the method of offender risk assessment in delinquent minors and techniques, which can be qualified as Structured Decision Making – SDM. The last can be introduced as a specific standardized procedure, distinguishing certain criteria, which are necessary in discussing and taking the most just and effective decision about the offenses of law committed by minor delinquents.

General Information

Keywords: minors, offense of law, probation service, risk assessment

Journal rubric: Labour Psychology and Engineering Psychology

Article type: review article

For citation: Chirkina R.V., Degtyarev A., Galushkin A. Offender risk assessment in delinquent minors and probation service in the USA [Elektronnyi resurs]. Sovremennaia zarubezhnaia psikhologiia = Journal of Modern Foreign Psychology, 2014. Vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 138–144. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Information About the Authors

Rimma V. Chirkina, PhD in Psychology, Docent, Head of the Department of Legal and Forensic Psychology and Law, Faculty of Legal and Forensic Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7040-7792, e-mail: rimmach@bk.ru

Artem Degtyarev, Senior Lecturer, Chair of Law Psychology, Department of Legal Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9393-6550, e-mail: degtyarevav@mgppu.ru

Aleksandr Galushkin, Doctor of Education, professor, First Pro-Rector for Scientific Work, International Institute of Informatization and Public Administration named after P.A. Stolypin, Moscow, Russia, e-mail: alexander.galushkin@yandex.ru

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