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Psychology and Law

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (online): 2222-5196


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Optimizing the System of Family Relations of Convicted Women in Places of Imprisonment through Psychological Intervention 103


Makuh N.O.
Lecturer at the Department of Organization of Psychological Service in the Penal System of the Faculty of Psychology, Vologda Institute of Law and Economics of the Federal Penal Service of Russia (VILE of the FPS of Russia), Vologda, Russia

Ganishina I.S.
Doctor of Psychology, head of the chair of legal psychology and education, Academy of Law and Management of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia, Ryazan, Russia

Sochivko D.V.
Doctor of Psychology, Professor of the Department of General Psychology , Academy of Law and Management of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia, Ryazan, Russia

The article describes the results of the conducted research of the attitude to family in women convicted for criminal violence against the members of their own families. A review was carried out of the scientific publications on this problem; a detailed structure of empirical and experimental studies is presented; the selection of psycho-diagnostic and psychological-remedial methods is substantiated. It was found that violent crimes are determined by psychological changes occurring in one's self-attitude and attitude towards one's family environment. Within the structure of family relations various subsystems, such as individual, one-generational and intergenerational are considered in combination with motivational-behavioral, cognitive, emotional components. Based on the established structure of attitudes to family, several methods for psychological treatment have been suggested. These are implemented through the use of metaphoric cards of association. With the methods suggested the process of family relations optimization occurs owing to the influence on: 1) the cognitive processes, feelings and emotional experience evoked by real, imaginary or symbolic interactions with family members; 2) the incentives and regulators of family activity and 3) operational composition of intra-family activities.

Keywords: confinement institutions, places of imprisonment, convicts, convicted women, family of a convict, attitude to family, the system of family relationships, psychological treatment of attitude to family

Column: Penitentiary Psychology and Penal Practice


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