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Psychological Science and Education

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (printed version): 1814-2052

ISSN (online): 2311-7273


License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Started in 1996

Published 6 times a year

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Psychological Characteristics of Adolescent Gang Offences 1134

Dozortseva E.G.
Doctor of Psychology, Head of Laboratory of Psychology of Childhood and Adolescence, FSBI "V. Serbsky Federal Medical Research Centre for Psychiatry and Narcology" of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, Moscow, Russia

Loginova E.V.
студентка III курса факультета юридической психологии МГППУ, лаборант-исследователь ФГУ Государственный научный центр социальной и судебной психиатрии им. В. П. Сербского

The article analyses specifics of offences conducted by adolescents in a gang. The work presents results of empirical research on psychological characteristics of minor gang offences. Research included analysis of complex forensic psychological and psychiatric examinations' archives (examinations were conducted by Federal State Institution «State Scientific Centre of Social and Forensic Psychiatry named after V.P. Serbsky Federal Agency of Health Service and Social Development» in 2005–2006). Analysis of results shows differences between gang offences and crimes committed by individuals. The differences are related to motivation of unlawful acts, group characteristics, distribution of individual roles, etc. These findings can be used for a more thorough study of factors influencing adolescent gang offences.

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