Intra-family Criminal Aggression: In the Opinion of Forensic Expert-psychologist

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Abstract

The psychological and criminological features of 353 persons accused of crimes against life and health while they were undergoing the complex forensic psychological and psychiatric examination have been analysed by 155 parameters. At the first stage a comparative analysis of the features of accused of crimes against the family members (116 persons) and against other persons (237 persons) has been carried out. During the second stage the same features of the accused of intra-family aggression in neutral (32) and psychotraumatic (84 persons) situations have been compared. At the third stage the psychological mechanisms of criminal aggression of the accused of family violence and other accused of crimes have been compared. It has been found that that proportion of women among persons committed intra-family offenses is relatively higher. The following factors are highlighted as main for intra-family criminal aggression: long-term psychotraumatic situation, connected with systematic illegal or immoral actions of the family members; the state of alcoholic intoxication; borderline mental disorders.

General Information

Keywords: family violence, intra-family criminal aggression, complex forensic psychological and psychiatric examination, long-term psychotraumatic situation

Journal rubric: Forensic and Clinical Psychology in Legal Context

Article type: scientific article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/psylaw.2022120301

Received: 10.02.2022

Accepted:

For citation: Safuanov F.S. Intra-family Criminal Aggression: In the Opinion of Forensic Expert-psychologist [Elektronnyi resurs]. Psikhologiya i pravo = Psychology and Law, 2022. Vol. 12, no. 3, pp. 3–13. DOI: 10.17759/psylaw.2022120301. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Information About the Authors

Farit S. Safuanov, Doctor of Psychology, Professor, Head of Chair of Clinical and Forensic Psychology, Department of Legal Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Head of the Laboratory of Psychology, Federal Medical Research Center of Psychiatry and Addiction of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1703-7956, e-mail: safuanovf@rambler.ru

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