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Pro- and Anti-aggressive Personality Factors in Defendants with Mental Disorders in Crimes Against Individual 946

Safuanov F.S.
Doctor of Psychology, head of chair of clinical and forensic psychology, department of legal psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia

Sorokova M.G.
Doctor of Education, PhD in Physics and Mathematics, Professor, Chair of Applied Mathematics, Faculty of Information Technology, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia

Sokovets A.K.
student, faculty of Legal Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia

The pro- and anti-aggressive personality factors of individuals with personality disorder (64 subjects), with organic mental disorder (147 subjects), mentally healthy (114 subjects), accused of crimes against individual were tested. At the first stage the distributions of subjects who possess and do not pro- and anti-aggressive personality structures were compared with each other using the χ2 - Pearson criterion. A hierarchical cluster analysis with the use of the average intra-group communication method was applied at the second stage with the indicted in crime as subjects and the combination of all pro- and anti-aggressive factors as clustering parameters. It was revealed that the predominance of pro-aggressive factors with insufficient formation of personality inhibitors of aggression is typical for offenders with personality disorder. For mentally healthy offenders, on the contrary, the opposite is true. Аt the same time insufficient formation of personality inhibitors of aggression is revealed in defendants with an organic mental disorder with unexpressed personality traits that contribute to the manifestation of aggression.

Keywords: criminal aggression, pro-aggressive factors, anti-aggressive factors; personality disorder; organic mental disorder.

Column: Problems of Training of Specialists in Legal Psychology


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