Tasks of penitentiary psychologists in the course of current reform of the Russian penal system

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Abstract

The contribution describes the prerequisites and tendencies of modern penitentiary reform in Russia, and shows, basing on the author’s concept of subject-participatory approach to correction of convicts, the possibility of implementation of program-aimed approach with extensive use of social interactions with persons freed from the places of detention. It is based on the attention to traditions accumulated in the Russian penal system, and sets new tasks before the psychologists and demands them to execute dispatcher function in the course of implementation of participatory management into the activity of authorities and institutions which execute penalties and carry out post-penitentiary control.

General Information

Keywords: correction, social interactions, resocialization of convicts, social rehabilitation, post-penitentiary relapse, probation service, subject-participatory approach to correction of convicts, correctional programs.

Journal rubric: Penitentiary Psychology and Penal Practice

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Pozdnyakov V.M. Tasks of penitentiary psychologists in the course of current reform of the Russian penal system [Elektronnyi resurs]. Psikhologiya i pravo = Psychology and Law, 2012. Vol. 2, no. 3 (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

Information About the Authors

Vyacheslav M. Pozdnyakov, Doctor of Psychology, Professor, Professor, Chair of Scientific Foundations of Extreme Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9487-4435, e-mail: pozdnyakov53@mail.ru

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