Optimizing the System of Family Relations of Convicted Women in Places of Imprisonment through Psychological Intervention

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Abstract

The article describes the results of the conducted research of the attitude to family in women convicted for criminal violence against the members of their own families. A review was carried out of the scientific publications on this problem; a detailed structure of empirical and experimental studies is presented; the selection of psycho-diagnostic and psychological-remedial methods is substantiated. It was found that violent crimes are determined by psychological changes occurring in one's self-attitude and attitude towards one's family environment. Within the structure of family relations various subsystems, such as individual, one-generational and intergenerational are considered in combination with motivational-behavioral, cognitive, emotional components. Based on the established structure of attitudes to family, several methods for psychological treatment have been suggested. These are implemented through the use of metaphoric cards of association. With the methods suggested the process of family relations optimization occurs owing to the influence on: 1) the cognitive processes, feelings and emotional experience evoked by real, imaginary or symbolic interactions with family members; 2) the incentives and regulators of family activity and 3) operational composition of intra-family activities.

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Keywords: confinement institutions, places of imprisonment, convicts, convicted women, family of a convict, attitude to family, the system of family relationships, psychological treatment of attitude to family

Journal rubric: Penitentiary Psychology and Penal Practice

Article type: scientific article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/psylaw.2020100414

For citation: Makuh N.O., Ganishina I.S., Sochivko D.V. Optimizing the System of Family Relations of Convicted Women in Places of Imprisonment through Psychological Intervention [Elektronnyi resurs]. Psikhologiya i pravo = Psychology and Law, 2020. Vol. 10, no. 4, pp. 198–213. DOI: 10.17759/psylaw.2020100414. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Information About the Authors

Natalia O. Makuh, PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor, Department of Performance Psychology, Faculty of Psychology and Probation, Vologda Institute of Law and Economics of the Federal Penal Service of Russia, Vologda, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9159-9132, e-mail: makuh.nataly@yandex.ru

Irina S. Ganishina, Doctor of Psychology, Docent, Head, Department of Legal Psychology & Pedagogy, Faculty of Psychology and Probation, Academy of Law and Administration of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia, Ryazan, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5137-4035, e-mail: irinaganishina@yandex.ru

Dmitry V. Sochivko, Doctor of Psychology, professor, Professor of the Department of General Psychology, Academy of Law and Management of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia, Ryazan, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9926-8610, e-mail: sochivo@mail.ru

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