On the Issue of Peculiarities of Female Delinquency



The article provides the analysis of qualitative and quantitative peculiarities of female delinquency. It reviews socio-psychological determinants of women’s criminal activity. It regards different types of crimes performed by women. The emphasis is made on prevention of violent crimes among the women as an important factor in general criminality containment. Crimes performed by women differ from crimes performed by men is their quantitate parameters, character of crimes and their consequences, means and tools, women’s roles in the crimes, choice of victims, influence of family, domestic and the other concomitant factors. The article concludes that alongside with the necessity for prevention of female violent crimes there is a demand for development of special programs targeted at neutralization of female criminal activity taking gender into the account.

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Keywords: female delinquency, criminal activity, violent behavior.

Journal rubric: Psychology of Deviant and Criminal Behavior

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Osipyan N.B. On the Issue of Peculiarities of Female Delinquency [Elektronnyi resurs]. Psikhologiya i pravo = Psychology and Law, 2011. Vol. 1, no. 2 (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Natalia B. Osipyan, PhD in Psychology, senior lecturer at the Juridical and military psychology chair of the Psychology faculty, the Yuzhny Federal University, Rostov-na-Donu, Russia, e-mail: natos@aaanet.ru



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