Considering the gender specifics of criminal behavior in forensic psychiatric preventive measures



For the purposes of development of differentiated criteria of prescription and cancellation of compulsory inpatient treatment considering the gender specifics, the authors carried out a com-parative analysis of clinical-psychopathological, socio-demographic and pathopsychological pe-culiarities of mentally ill persons of both genders undergoing compulsory treatment. 115 persons of both genders were examined – suffering from schizophrenia and organic mental disorders, who have committed offences and, under a court ruling, were prescribed with compulsory inpatient treatment in a psychiatric hospital of general and specialized types. The authors identified the indices which have a statistically significant influence on noso- and gender-specific predictors of aggressive and violent behavior of the examined persons. Thus, among the women with schizophrenia there was a dominance of personalities of a fairly high intellectual level who committed offences against family by a productive-psychotic mechanism. For the female patients suffering from organic mental disorders, the predictors of criminalization were the low cognitive level, auto-aggressive tendencies, dysphoric aggressiveness as a mechanism of crime.

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Keywords: forensic psychiatric prevention measures, gender-specific predictors, aggressive and violent behavior, compulsory treatment, mechanism of crime commitment, offences of mentally ill women

Journal rubric: Juridical Psychology

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Kuznetsov D.A., Bulygina V.G. Considering the gender specifics of criminal behavior in forensic psychiatric preventive measures [Elektronnyi resurs]. Psikhologicheskaya nauka i obrazovanie [Psychological Science and Education], 2012. Vol. 4, no. 2 (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

D. A. Kuznetsov, psychiatrist, Psychiatric Hospital №5, Moscow Department of Public Health, Moscow, Russia, e-mail:

Vera G. Bulygina, Doctor of Psychology, Professor, Head of Laboratory of Psychohygiene and Psychoprophylaxis, V.P. Serbsky National Medical Research Center of Psychiatry and Narcology of the Ministry of Health of Russian Federation, Professor, Department of Clinical and Forensic Psychology, Faculty of Legal Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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