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The Criminality and its Psychological Features

Keywords: criminality , punishment , behavior , legal rules , psychology

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Preventing and fighting crime preoccupied and concerned humanity along its history. This concernis fully justified because the crime is serious harm of the human interests, endangering fundamental valuesand it is affecting the proper functioning of the social system. But what constitutes criminal behavior and howthe individual gets the specialized skills in the area of criminality? What is its specificity? Any societyappreciates the behavior of its members in terms of their compliance to the moral and legal rules. Failure tofollow these rules will lead to coercive or punitive measures. The collective programming of the mind givespattern for the individual behavior and about how the individual reacts. The reaction is observable in thediversity of cultural patterns of individuals forming a society. A study recently elaborated by the Journal ofthe Association for Psychological claims that people belonging to the different cultures perceive the aspectsof reality in a different way. The researchers found differences in how different cultures think about othercultures. The originality of this paper is consisting in understanding of criminality using the three factors thatdefine the formation and development of human personality. The added value of the paper come frominterdisciplinary presentation of the scourge of this age - criminality.


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