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A comparative analysis of the early memories of juvenile offenders who have committed crimes of varying severity 1040


Levin L.M.
student at the faculty of «Legal psychology», Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia

Bokova N.
psychologist, Department of Psychological Support PKU "Penitentiary Inspectorate" FPS Russia in Moscow, Moscow, Russia

Currently, the problem of early memories and engaging in more of the authors (A. Adler, D. MC Adams, A. Kronik, A. Rean, V. Nurkova, etc.). The relevance of studying the relationship of early memories and the criminal lifestyle dictated by the need of confirmation or refutation of psychological concepts, studying this phenomenon. In this regard, the study aims at highlighting the specific features of early memories of juvenile offenders. Database studies provided PKU "Mozhaisk educational colony," the FPS of Russia in Moscow region, PKU "Criminal-Executive inspection" of the FPS of Russia in Moscow, GBOU SPO "Polytechnical College № 2". In total, the study involved 75 adolescents aged 14 to 18 years: 25 minors sentenced to deprivation of liberty; 25 convicted minors consisting on the account in criminally-Executive inspection; 25 prosocial adolescents. The study had identified the specific features of early memories in each group of adolescents on the basis of which it was confirmed that there was an impact of early memories on the formation of a criminal lifestyle.

Keywords: juvenile offenders, early recollections, life style.

Column: The Penitentiary Psychology and Penal Practice


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