Social representations about criminals and crimes in various professional groups of young people

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Abstract

Describes a study whose purpose was to study the peculiarities of social representations of crime and criminals in different groups of students. The sample included 88 people aged 18 to 27 years, divided into four groups, depending on the subject of professionalization - psychologists, lawyers, journalists, representatives of technical professions. The study is based on the ideas of the theory of social representations proposed S.Moskovisi. The main method of study was a survey in a variant form, including an associative technique, the technique of "incomplete sentences", as well as open and closed questions. Associations were analyzed using analysis of prototypical proposed P.Verzhesom. The results obtained by Method "offers Incomplete" were to machine-using content analysis. Testable hypothesis regarding the specifics of professional social representations in various student groups received polnouyu or partial empirical support.

General Information

Keywords: criminal, crime, social representations, professional social representations.

Journal rubric: Interdisciplinary Studies

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Yakushenko A.V. Social representations about criminals and crimes in various professional groups of young people [Elektronnyi resurs]. Psikhologiya i pravo = Psychology and Law, 2014. Vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 99–112. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Information About the Authors

Anna V. Yakushenko, postgraduate student, Department of Clinical and Legal Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia, e-mail: yakushenko-anna@yandex.ru

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