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Psychology and Law

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (online): 2222-5196


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Criminal tendencies and psychological testing 2765


Sobchik L.N.
Doctor of Psychology, chief scientific officer, the Institute of Applied Psychology, Moscow, Russia

Methods of psychological diagnostics closer to the psychology main research areas, which involve measuring the accuracy and statistical reliability. A set of methods that includes questionnaires should be complemented with projective tests in which the stimulus material is verbal in nature. The article presents the results of surveys of different groups of persons in conflict with the law, as well as screening tests contingent of youth groups and adolescents. High performance, spontaneously manifested aggressiveness, traits, emotional immaturity, low self-control and primitive-the requirement of the hierarchy of values at statistically significant level are identified in the data psychodiagnostic study, thus allowing to allocate the risk of wrongful conduct and to develop preventive measures of psycho-pedagogical and social nature. Psychological testing is an effective tool in the study of criminal predisposici and gives the key to a science-based approach in the development of preventive measures aimed at reducing crime.

Keywords: criminal tendencies, personality traits, aggressiveness, psychological, typological properties, complex programs, preventive measures.

Column: Psychology of Deviant and Criminal Behavior


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