Interdependence of Emotional Burnout Syndrome and Deviant Behaviour among Employees of Penal System



The accelerated pace of social development and a speed of changes in general affecting the production sphere require greater involvement and higher work efficiency. The majority of workers of modern society are employees performing in "person-to-person” system. This category includes social and caring professions as well and other professions requiring interaction with people. Employees of the penal system are in this domain as well. They are subject to maximum emotional "burnout" being under the complex conditions and permanent contact with criminally infected persons. To preserve the personality and health of an employee, it is necessary to know various specific risk factors that may contribute to the development of such states as emotional “burnout”.

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Keywords: emotional burnout syndrome, employees of the penal system, penitentiary inspection, deviant behavior.

Journal rubric: Psychology of Professional Activity

Article type: scientific article


For citation: Borisova D.P., Dvoryanchikov N.V. Interdependence of Emotional Burnout Syndrome and Deviant Behaviour among Employees of Penal System [Elektronnyi resurs]. Psikhologiya i pravo = Psychology and Law, 2019. Vol. 9, no. 2, pp. 15–38. DOI: 10.17759/psylaw.2019090203. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Darya P. Borisova, graduate of the Faculty of Legal Psychology, MSUPE, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Nikolay V. Dvoryanchikov, PhD in Psychology, Docent, Dean, Faculty of Legal and Forensic Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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