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Psychology and Law

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Indices of Victimization in Minor Victims of Sexual Violence and Abuse 74


Nutskova E.V.
PhD in Psychology, Researcher Psychology Laboratories of Child and Adolescence, FSBI «National Medical Research Center of Psychiatry and Narcology named after V.P. Serbsky» of the Ministry of Health of Russia, Moscow, Russia

Dozortseva E.G.
Doctor of Psychology, Chief Researcher of the Laboratory of Psychology of Child and Adolescence, FSBI «National Medical Research Center of Psychiatry and Narcology named after V.P. Serbsky» of the Ministry of Health of Russia, Moscow, Russia

Badmaeva V.D.
Doctor of Medicine, Head of the Department for Social and Forensic Psychiatric Problems of Minors, FSBI «National Medical Research Center of Psychiatry and Narcology named after V.P. Serbsky» of the Ministry of Health of Russia, Moscow, Russia

Chibisova I.A.
PhD, Senior Research Associate, FSBI «National Medical Research Center of Psychiatry and Narcology named after V.P. Serbsky» of the Ministry of Health of Russia, Moscow, Russia

The article presents the results of a comprehensive psychological and psychiatric examination of 117 minor victims of sexual violence and abuse. A qualitative and quantitative analysis of cases of sexual violence and abuse against minors was used, depending on the degree of the victims ' ability to understand the nature and significance of the illegal sexual acts committed with them and to resist them. The comparison criteria are identified: the type of violence and abuse, the age of the victim, the presence of a mental disorder in the victim, and the features of interaction in the "victim – assailant" dyad. 4 groups of victims are described, which differ in the degree of understanding of the criminal situation and the ability to resist, and indicators of victimization and victim behavior of children and adolescents are highlighted. The prospects for future research are outlined, which can improve the effectiveness of expert conclusions and preventive measures.

Keywords: victimization, vulnerability, child victims of sexual abuse, sexual violence and abuse, victims of cult, psychological and psychiatric expertise

Column: Juvenile Legal Psychology


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