The Use of Psychological Knowledge in the Investigation of Juvenile Gang Offence

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Abstract

The article outlines the results of a study of psychological difficulties that law enforcement officials have while investigation of juvenile gang offences as well as actual and possible forms of psychologist’s participation at the stage of preliminary investigation. The functions of a psychologist as a specialist and a consultant participating in the investigation of juvenile gang offences are proposed. Crime investigator using the psychological knowledge and psychological technologies as well as addressing to a psychologist and/or consultant on the most complex criminal cases will increase the efficiency of crime investigation of juvenile gang offences.

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Journal rubric: Juridical Psychology

For citation: Kostina L.N. The Use of Psychological Knowledge in the Investigation of Juvenile Gang Offence. Psikhologicheskaya nauka i obrazovanie = Psychological Science and Education, 2009. Vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 104–111. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Information About the Authors

Lyubov N. Kostina, Doctor of Psychology, Assistant Professor, head of the Department of psychology of the educational and scientific complex of service psychology, Vladimir Kikot Moscow University of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7285-2817, e-mail: kostin62@mail.ru

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