The Image of Judges and Courts Perceived by Children



A view on law, legislation, law-enforcement institutions and officers formed in childhood may affect personal views and behavior in adulthood. Development of such an image is important aspect of legal socialization process as it may be crucial for law compliance, interaction with law enforcement officers and trust in legal system, etc. The present study was focused at filling the gap in the studies revealing perceived image of judges and courts formed in childhood. 110 boys and 112 girls, aged 7 – 10, participated in the study. To evaluate the image of judges and courts Draw-A-Judge-Test followed by semi-structured interview was used. The results revealed that 7–10-year-olds have a more or less realistic mental picture of judges and their working place. No gender or age differences were revealed comparing both: realism and character of judge image in drawings. Realism of the drawings was related to the source of information about courts and judges. The analysis of verbal responses showed that younger children possess more positive environmental image of a court, while older children have less positive social image of a judge.

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Ключевые слова: судьи, суды, представления, детские представления

Рубрика издания: Юридическая психология детства

Тип материала: научная статья


Для цитаты: Чунихина К., Валицкас Г.В., Навицкас В., Пакалнишкиене В. The Image of Judges and Courts Perceived by Children [Электронный ресурс] // Психология и право. 2020. Том 10. № 1. С. 133–142. DOI: 10.17759/psylaw.2020100112


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Чунихина Ксения, кандидат психологических наук, психолог, Вильнюсский университет, Вильнюс, Литва, ORCID:, e-mail:

Валицкас Гинтаутас Валерьевич, PhD, профессор, профессор, заведующий кафедрой психологии, Вильнюсский государственный университет, Вильнюс, Литва, ORCID:, e-mail:

Навицкас Витаутас, кандидат психологических наук, профессор, Вильнюсский университет, Вильнюс, Литва, ORCID:

Пакалнишкиене Вильмонте, кандидат психологических наук, доцент, доцент, Вильнюсский университет, Вильнюс, Литва, ORCID:



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