Psychology of negotiating activity of employees of internal affairs agencies in situations related to the fact of committing a crime



The author considers the problem of negotiating with the perpetrators of the criminal act in situations related to the fact of the crime. It identified six types of negotiation, including: negotiating with terrorists, hostage-taking on mercenary motives for ransom or other benefits; negotiate with criminals, hostage-taking, being caught in flagrante delicto; negotiate with criminals operating on psychological grounds; talks with political extremists; Negotiations with religious fanatics, acting in accordance with their religious beliefs; Negotiations with the crowd in order to prevent riots. The negotiations with the criminals studied as a managed balanced system, which includes the process of negotiation, management negotiating process under the influence of external conditions, factors and subjects of composition.

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Keywords: negotiations, enforcement officers INSIDE CAP cases, crises management negotiations, negotiations with the perpetrators (committed) criminal acts.

Journal rubric: Personality-oriented Psychotechnologies in Law Enforcement

Article type: scientific article


For citation: Vakhnina V.V. Psychology of negotiating activity of employees of internal affairs agencies in situations related to the fact of committing a crime [Elektronnyi resurs]. Psikhologiya i pravo = Psychology and Law, 2016. Vol. 6, no. 4, pp. 16–23. DOI: 10.17759/psylaw.2016060403. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Viktoriya V. Vakhnina, Doctor of Psychology, Docent, Professor of the Department of Psychology, Pedagogy and Organization of Work with Personnel, Academy of Management of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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