Clinical and psychological aspects of the expert evaluation of competency to stand trial in juvenile offenders

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Abstract

The article deals with issues of clinical-psychological criteria of expert evaluation of competency to stand trial (CST) in juvenile offenders. Using the material of joint forensic psychiatric-psychological evaluations of 100 male juvenile offenders the authors singled out statistically significant indices of psychic activity, which differentiated groups of juveniles with and without CST. Three blocks of parameters for the CST expert evaluation are described. The first block includes the functioning character of the main cognitive processes, the second – the adequacy of social meanings understanding and of the ability to build logical conclusions on their basis, the third – the ability of social behavior regulation. The general controlling component of the system is critical thinking. Concrete empirical indices of the parameters are presented. The authors outline perspectives of the future development of the clinical-psychological analysis of the CST.

General Information

Keywords: Competency to stand trial, juvenile offenders, joint forensic psychiatric-psychological evaluation, social behavior regulation.

Journal rubric: Legal Psychology of Childhood

Article type: scientific article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/psylaw.2018080316

For citation: Oshevsky D.S., Terekhina S.A., Dozortseva E.G., Badmaeva V.D., Chibisova I.A., Syrokvashina K.V. Clinical and psychological aspects of the expert evaluation of competency to stand trial in juvenile offenders [Elektronnyi resurs]. Psikhologiya i pravo = Psychology and Law, 2018. Vol. 8, no. 3, pp. 226–239. DOI: 10.17759/psylaw.2018080316. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Information About the Authors

Dmitry S. Oshevsky, PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor, Associate Professor, Senior Researcher at the Laboratory of Child and Adolescent Psychology, V. P. Serbsky National Medical Research Center of Psychiatry and Narcology of the Ministry of Health of Russia, Associate Professor of the Department of Legal Psychology and Law, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Federal State Budgetary Institution "Research Center for Mental Health" Leading Researcher of the Department of Organization of Psychiatric Services, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3465-6302, e-mail: oshevsky@serbsky.ru

Svetlana A. Terekhina, PhD in Psychology, Senior Researcher, Laboratory of Child and Adolescent Psychology, V.P. Serbsky National Medical Research Center of Psychiatry and Narcology of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation (FSBI "NMIC PN named after V.P. Serbsky" of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation), Associate Professor of the Department of Legal Psychology and Law of the Faculty of Legal Psychology of MSUPE, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4612-0521, e-mail: sterekhina@mail.ru

Elena G. Dozortseva, Doctor of Psychology, Professor, Professor, Department of Legal Psychology and Law, Faculty of Legal Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Senior Researcher, Laboratory for Child and Adolescent Psychology, V.P. Serbsky National Medical Research Centre for Psychiatry and Narcology of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation,Member of the editorial board of the scientific journal “Psychology and Law” member of the editorial board of the scientific journal “Psychological Science and Education”, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1309-0485, e-mail: edozortseva@mail.ru

Valentina D. Badmaeva, Doctor of Medicine, Head of the Department for Social and Forensic Psychiatric Problems of Minors, V.P. Serbsky National Medical Research Centre for Psychiatry and Narcology of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2345-3091, e-mail: badmaeva.v@serbsky.ru

Irina A. Chibisova, PhD in Medicine, Senior Research Associate, V.P. Serbsky National Medical Research Centre for Psychiatry and Narcology of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8822-5607, e-mail: chibis-irena@mail.ru

Ksenia V. Syrokvashina, PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor, Associate Professor, Senior Researcher at the Laboratory of Child and Adolescent Psychology, V.P. Serbsky National Medical Research Center of Psychiatry and Narcology of the Ministry of Health of Russia, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3172-6130, e-mail: syrokvashina@mail.ru

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