Research of Features Of Youth Vandalism And Development of Its Prevention Tools



Vandalism among young people is one of the urgent problems in the study of youth deviant behavior. Vandal activity arises as a result of the deformation of social interaction, which becomes fixed and turns into destructive actions of people trying to understand themselves in social space through this form of activity. The article is aimed at exploring the genesis of the behavior of vandals, as well as socio-psychological and individual personality factors in the formation of readiness for the destruction of public property and the property of others. The authors examine the specificity and intensity of vandal activity of adolescents and young people in the context of their environment, as well as individual characteristics that contribute to deviant behavior.

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Keywords: vandalism, deviant behavior, vandal activity, offense, counteraction to vandalism

Journal rubric: Legal Psychology of Childhood

Article type: scientific article


For citation: Nikolaeva Y.V., Grebennikov V.V., Fedyakin A.V., Rostokinskiy A.V., Kalinovskaya V.S. Research of Features Of Youth Vandalism And Development of Its Prevention Tools [Elektronnyi resurs]. Psikhologiya i pravo = Psychology and Law, 2020. Vol. 10, no. 3, pp. 224–234. DOI: 10.17759/psylaw.2020100315. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Yulia V. Nikolaeva, Doctor of Law, Professor, professor of the department of legal regulation of economic activity, Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Valery V. Grebennikov, Doctor of Law, professor, head of the department of judicial authority, law enforcement and human rights activities, RUDN University, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Aleksey V. Fedyakin, Doctor of Political Science, рrofessor, head of department of history, Russian University of Transport, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Alexandr V. Rostokinskiy, Doctor of Law, associate professor, head of the department of criminal law disciplines, Moscow City Pedagogical University, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Viktoriya S. Kalinovskaya, Assistant of the Department of State and Legal Disciplines, the Stolypin International Institute of Informatization and Public Administration, Researche, the Legal Studies Center the PFUR University, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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