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Psychology and Law

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (online): 2222-5196


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Individual and psychological predictors of the offence severity 791


Lysenko N.E.
Researcher, Federal State Budgetary Institution "V. Serbsky Federal Medical Research Centre for Psychiatry and Narcology" of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, Moscow, Russia

The article analyzes the relationship parameters of temperament with offence severity in mental health subjects. The results of a comparative study of males with violent, nonviolent civil disturbances and non-criminals were observed. The proposition of the study is to measure individual traits in two ways: as a quantitate factor, that includes assessment of gradual change from lower to higher crime severity, like State Anxiety and Behavior Inhibition, or as qualitative factor, that includes revealing of multilevel combinations of individual characteristics based on innate traits of nervous system. There are correlation of activation processes and physical aggression in group of subjects with violent crimes, and activation processes and characteristics of communication sphere in subjects with nonviolent crimes.

Keywords: individual and psychological peculiarities, offence severity, communication plasticity, aggression.

Column: Forensic and Clinical Psychology in Legal Context


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