The present work is devoted to the problem of crime and unlawful
behavior of prisoners with mental disorders in prisons.
The article sets out the theoretical and applied aspects of the execution of sentences
in relation to prisoners with mental disorders. Some issues of psychiatric examination
of prisoners suffering from mental disorders in places of deprivation of liberty, the
production of forensic psychiatric examination during their commission of unlawful acts
during the serving of sentences in the penitentiary system of the Republic of Belarus, the
appointment and application of coercive measures of safety and treatment are raised.
Based on the results of the study, it is concluded that the vast majority of mental
disorders in people held in penitentiary institutions of the Republic of Belarus have a
non-psychotic level of mental activity disorders (convicts are able to recognize the actual
nature and significance of their actions or manage them) and do not prevent serving a
sentence of deprivation of liberty freedom, as well as five groups of mental disorders, the
most common among people held in prisons in the Republic of Belarus.
Based on the high prevalence and complex nature of mental disorders, the unlawful
behavior of convicts suffering from this ailment in places of deprivation of liberty, the
insufficient effectiveness of existing preventive measures, it is concluded that modern
criminology needs to use knowledge and achievements from related fields of scientific
knowledge that study this problem and develop norms of the criminal-executive legislation
of the Republic of Belarus, regulating the specifics of the execution of sentences in
relation to prisoners with mental disorders.
Head of the Department of Criminology, Faculty of Law, Belarusian State University, Minsk, Republic of Belarus, Dsc. in Law, Professor.
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Postdoctoral Student оf the Scientific and Pedagogical Faculty of the Academy of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Belarus, Minsk, Republic of Belarus, PhD. in Law,+ Associate Professor.
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