On the subject of legal psychology



The article discusses the debatable issues of legal psychology related to its subject. The problem of integration of legal and psychological knowledge as the basis of the subject area of research in legal psychology is studied. The solution of the problem of integration, in the author's opinion, is seen in the comprehension of the differentiation and interdisciplinary synthesis of knowledge about a man, prompting to explore and disclose in the mass of special descriptions of certain psychic phenomena that have developed in different psychological disciplines, that special that can be attributed to the discoveries of legal psychology. It is concluded that the mechanism of integration of legal and psychological knowledge consists in the search for patterns between legal and psychological phenomena. In this regard, it is proposed to consider the subject of legal psychology as the patterns that arise between legal and psychological phenomena, as well as the psychological mechanisms of the formation of new phenomena in the sphere of relations governed by law.

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Keywords: legal psychology, subject, methodology, integration, patterns, phenomenon.

Journal rubric: Methodological Problems of Legal Psychology

Article type: scientific article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/psylaw.2018080207

For citation: Ilyina V.A. On the subject of legal psychology [Elektronnyi resurs]. Psikhologiya i pravo = Psychology and Law, 2018. Vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 89–100. DOI: 10.17759/psylaw.2018080207. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Valentina A. Ilyina, PhD in Psychology, Docent, Associate Professor, Chair of Organization and Methods of Criminal Prosecution of the Irkutsk Law Institute, University of the Prosecutor’s Office of the Russian Federation, Irkutsk, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6492-3678, e-mail: avapeter@mail.ru



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