Socially Dangerous Behavior of Adolescents: Clinical, Psychopathological and Psychological Characteristics, the Role of Destructive Content



The article discusses the features of socially dangerous behavior of adolescents. The aim of the study was to study the impact of clinical, social and psychological characteristics, destructive content on the formation of socially dangerous behavior in adolescents. The results of a survey of 21 teenagers aged 13—18 with socially dangerous behavior who planned and committed extremist and terrorist crimes attacks on educational institutions are described. The initial illnesses in adolescents, identified in adolescents during the ESPP, were diseases of schizophrenic origin (38%), personality disorders (28.6%), and organ disorders (9.5%). It was found that the likelihood of developing a psychosomatic disorder in adolescents occurs more often when biological manifestations, problems of family behavior and negative psychosocial manifestations, behavioral disorders are identified in history of behavioral disorders as an indicator of the persistence of existing clinical manifestations. The study of the factors influencing the formation of individual mental health in adolescents is the initial link in determining the targets for the prevention of mental disorders and the commission of socially dangerous acts.

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Keywords: teenagers, socially dangerous behavior, mental disorders, Internet, extremism, attacks on educational organizations

Journal rubric: Legal Psychology of Childhood

Article type: scientific article


Received: 17.07.2023


For citation: Badmaeva V.D., Karaush I.S., Chibisova I.A., Fedonkina A.A. Socially Dangerous Behavior of Adolescents: Clinical, Psychopathological and Psychological Characteristics, the Role of Destructive Content [Elektronnyi resurs]. Psikhologiya i pravo = Psychology and Law, 2023. Vol. 13, no. 3, pp. 16–29. DOI: 10.17759/psylaw.2023130302. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Valentina D. Badmaeva, Doctor of Medicine, Head of the Department for Social and Forensic Psychiatric Problems of Minors, V.P. Serbsky National Medical Research Centre for Psychiatry and Narcology of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Irina S. Karaush, Doctor of Medicine, Leading Researcher, Department of Social Psychiatry for Children and Adolescents, Department for Social and Forensic Psychiatric Problems of Minors, V.P. Serbsky National Medical Research Centre for Psychiatry and Narcology of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, Professor, Department of Defectology, Faculty of Psychology and Special Education, Tomsk State Pedagogical University, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Irina A. Chibisova, PhD in Medicine, Senior Research Associate, V.P. Serbsky National Medical Research Centre for Psychiatry and Narcology of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Anastasia A. Fedonkina, PhD in Psychology, Senior Researcher, Laboratory of Child and Adolescent Psychology, Federal state budgetary institution «Serbsky Federal medical research Centre of Psychiatry and Narcology» of the Ministry of healthcare of the Russian Federation, Senior Researcher, Federal Coordinating Center for the Provision of Psychological Services in the Education System (MSUPE), Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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