Legal and methodological basis of psychological examination of information promoting non-traditional sexual relations



The article presents the methodological basis for the psychological examination of information materials for the presence of propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations among minors. Based on the analysis of legal provisions, its legal significance is determined, specific tasks, the resolution of which requires special knowledge, and basic expert concepts are described. The necessity of participation of the psychologist in examinations on this category of cases and advantages of psychological understanding of object of examination — the text as the closed system of hierarchical content-semantic structure of its elements and a product of communicative activity of the person are noted. The specific subject of the EIT in this category of cases is defined as reflected and recorded in the text of the actual data on the author's intention to form among minors a positive perception of non-traditional sexual relations, the idea of their social equivalence with traditional relations, the willingness to accept the appropriate gender-role behavior. Based on the analysis questions to experts are formulated and justified. The necessity of expert analysis compliance with the General principles of solving diagnostic problems in the presence of some specific aspects is shown. It is noted that the EIT in the category of cases allows to take into account the socio-psychological and socio-cultural context of communication, to determine the intentions of the author and corresponds to the basic provisions of the theory of forensic examination.

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Keywords: forensic psychological examination, information materials, propaganda, non-traditional sexual relations.

Journal rubric: Methodological Problems of Legal Psychology

Article type: scientific article


For citation: Shipshin S.S., Berdnikov D. Legal and methodological basis of psychological examination of information promoting non-traditional sexual relations [Elektronnyi resurs]. Psikhologiya i pravo = Psychology and Law, 2019. Vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 122–131. DOI: 10.17759/psylaw.2019090109. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Sergey S. Shipshin, PhD in Psychology, Deputy Chief, Southern Regional Centre of Forensic Expertise of the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation., Rostov-na-Donu, Russia

Dmitry Berdnikov, Doctor of Medicine, Superior State Forensic Expert, Federal Budget Institution Kursk Forensic Laboratory of the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation, Kursk, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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