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Safuanov F.S., Vaske E.V. The determination of non-adults’ criminal behavior motivation in criminal proceedings

Full text in Russian: Сафуанов Ф.С., Васкэ Е.В. Определение мотивации преступного поведения несовершеннолетних в уголовном судопроизводстве
The Serbsky State Research Center for Social and Forensic Psychiatry, Moscow, Russia
The Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia

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The issues of minor offenders’ criminal behavior motivation are considered. The comparative analysis of non-adults’ criminal act motivation while committing group crimes and single injurious acts is presented. The relation between criminal act motivation and personality factors that determine minor offenders’ criminal behavior is analyzed. The motivation of a crime committing in present-day teenagers is shown not to be due to the scope of infantile and immature motives only.

Keywords: motivation, motive, deviant behavior, criminal behavior, non-adults, conformity, reference group, group crime, single injurious act, sex crime, victim of sexual violence, forensic psychological examination, law psychology



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Received 16 September 2009.

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Safuanov Farit S. Ph.D., Professor, Head, Department of Psychology, The Serbsky State Research Center for Social and Forensic Psychiatry, Federal Agency for Public Health and Social Development of the Russian Federation, Kropotkinsky per., 23, 119992 Moscow, Russia.

Vaske Ekaterina V. Ph.D., Associate Professor, Law Faculty, The Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod, ul. Ashkhabadskaya, 4, 603115 Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.

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Safuanov, F. S., & Vaske, E. V. (2009). The determination of non-adults’ criminal behavior motivation in criminal proceedings. Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya, 5(7). Retrieved from [in Russian, abstr. in English].

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Safuanov F.S., Vaske E.V. The determination of non-adults’ criminal behavior motivation in criminal proceedings [Electronic resource] // Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya. 2009. N 5(7). URL: (date of access: [in Russian, abstr. in English]

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