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Clinical Psychology and Special Education

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (online): 2304-0394


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Justice Sensitivity and Mental Well-Being among Male Juvenile Offenders 2441


Astanina N.B.
PhD in Psychology, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Voronezh branch, Moscow Humanitarian and Economic Institute, Russia

The research explores the link between mental well-being and justice sensitivity among male juvenile offenders. 171 adolescents aged from 13 to 18 years (82 offenders and 89 law-abiding adolescents) were interviewed. The following methods were used: Justice Sensitivity Inventory (M. Schmitt), including 4 scales which measures justice sensitivity from different roles, and Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Well-being scale. Revealed, that offenders were significantly more sensitive to justice than law-abiding adolescents. Mental well-being of offenders is positively associated with all types of justice sensitivity: victim sensitivity, as well as the other three roles– observer sensitivity, beneficiary sensitivity, perpetrator sensitivity, which are the components of prosocial justice sensitivity. In the group of law-abiding adolescents significant relationship among mental well-being and justice sensitivity was not found.

Keywords: This work was supported by grant RFH № № 15-36-01233.

Column: Empirical research


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