The Specific Signs of the Potential Involvement of Employees of the Penitentiary System of the Russian Federation in Corruption-Related Crimes

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Abstract

The content of the article consists of the results of the theoretical analysis of scientific research, the authors of which focus on the problem of identifying signs of the involvement of law enforcement officers in corruption crimes and the practices of interaction with former law enforcement officers convicted of corruption crimes. The paper identifies groups of causes of corrupt behavior, through the prism of which the specific features of the professional activities of law enforcement officers and, in more detail, employees of the penitentiary system, contributing to such unlawful behavior, are analyzed. It is also noted that there is a similarity of former employees (corrupt criminals) in terms of destructive deviations with former employees of the penitentiary system convicted of common crimes. The authors pay special attention to such a personal quality as empathy. The article substantiates the need to consider empathy in the context of other personality traits as one of the signs indicating the presence of risks of corrupt behavior.

General Information

Keywords: correctional institutions, corruption, signs, convicts, former employees, corrupt criminals, penitentiary system, empathy

Journal rubric: Penitentiary Psychology and Penal Practice

Article type: scientific article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/psylaw.2024140108

Received: 15.07.2022

Accepted:

For citation: Suslov Y.E., Kulakova S.V., Levitskaya L.V. The Specific Signs of the Potential Involvement of Employees of the Penitentiary System of the Russian Federation in Corruption-Related Crimes [Elektronnyi resurs]. Psikhologiya i pravo = Psychology and Law, 2024. Vol. 14, no. 1, pp. 121–139. DOI: 10.17759/psylaw.2024140108. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Information About the Authors

Yury Suslov, PhD in Psychology, Head, Department of Psychological Support of Professional Activity of Employees of the Penal Enforcement System, Research Institute of the Federal Penitentiary Service of the Russian Federation, Associate Professor, Faculty of Political and Social Sciences, Russian State Social University, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9824-748X, e-mail: zimburu@mail.ru

Svetlana V. Kulakova, PhD in Education, Senior Researcher, Research Institute of the Federal Penitentiary Service of the Russian Federation, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8688-2021, e-mail: centr2nii@yandex.ru

Linda V. Levitskaya, PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor, Department of Social Pedagogy and Psychology, Vladimir State University Named after A.G. and N.G. Stoletovs, Vladimir, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1597-9552, e-mail: lindavladi@yandex.ru

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