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Assessment of factors that increase and reduce the risk of aggressive unlawful behavior among juveniles (a review of foreign literature) 1248

Nazarova N.G., student, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education
The article is devoted to an overview of foreign researches about factors that increase the risk of aggressive unlawful behavior among juveniles and reduce the risk of such behavior. Such definitions as risk factor, protective factor (defensive), aggression and violence were examined. It is shown how the methods of assessment for both social and negative consequences of unlawful behavior, including aggressive one, have been developed, starting from discretionary approach based on unstructured clinical statement and ending with a method of structured risk assessment. The article contains the descriptions of researches about prognostic structured risk assessment of aggressive criminal behavior among adolescents. The results of contemporary foreign researches that were aimed at identifying factors that either increase or reduce the risk of aggressive unlawful behavior in childhood and adolescence, were outlined.

Keywords: juvenile offenders, aggressive unlawful behavior, risk factors.

Column: Juvenile Legal Psychology


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