The article presents the results of a study conducted on the basis of Pre-Trial Detention
Centre-3 of the Federal Penal Service of Russia in the Vologda region to study the
characteristics of the emotional states of persons under investigation who have committed
self-serving and violent crimes. The author used the following methods: “Buss - Durkee
Hostility Inventory”, “Diagnosis of Anxiety and Depression” by Yu. L. Khanin, “Express
Diagnostics of a Personal Tendency to a Decreased Mood” by V. V. Boyko.
It is noted that among persons in the pre-trial detention center for committing violent
crimes, the level of aggressiveness is above the norm, hostility is more pronounced. The
number of subjects with a high level of anxiety is many times greater than the number
of respondents with similar indicators in another group. About half of the persons under
investigation from the first group showed a high level of depression, in addition, twice as
many persons with a low mood were identified as in the second experimental group. For
respondents who committed self-serving crimes, the level of aggressiveness is within
normal limits, hostility, manifested in the form of suspicion and resentment is absent, and
a low level of depression.
Keywords: emotions; emotional sphere; emotional states; aggressiveness; hostility; anxiety; depression mood
Head of the Department of Organization of Psychological
Service in the Penal System of the Vologda Institute of Law and Economics of the
Federal Penal Service of Russia, PhD. in Psychology
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