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Psychology and Law

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (online): 2222-5196

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

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Individual psychological features of law enforcement officers convicted of crimes 1143

Lyutykh V.A.
Head Office , Ministry of the Internal Affairs of Russia in Moscow, Moscow, Russia
e-mail: victor_l@inbox.ru

Konopleva I.N.
PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor, Department of Forensic Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia

Abstract
The relevance of this topic is caused by a significant number of crimes committed by law enforcement officers and the necessity of active prevention. The aim of the study was to determine the individual psychological characteristics of law enforcement officers convicted of intentional crimes. The hypothesis was suggested that the main difference of individual psychological characteristics of law enforcement officers convicted of intentional crimes from individual psychological characteristics of law-abiding law enforcement officers is the difference between the principal values of the person both the main motives of activity adopted by an individual and the structure and the hierarchy of these values. This article describes the progress and results of empirical research conducted on the materials of psychodiagnostic examination of: employees who have been convicted of intentional crimes; law-abiding employees; people entering an internal affairs agency. Test subjects - men 18-46 years old, 90 people. Recommendations for practical psychologist of internal affairs agencies on detection of individual psychological personality features typical for law enforcement officers convicted of intentional crimes are formulated based on the obtained results.

Keywords: law enforcement officers’ crimes, law enforcement officer’s personality, individual psychological features, professional psychological selection, personal values.

Column: Psychology of Professional Activity

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/psylaw.2016060210

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