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Личност малолетног делинквента - криминолошка обележја
Juvenile Delinquent Personality- Criminological Characteristics

Author(s): Miomira P. Kostić
Subject(s): Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence
Published by: Универзитет у Нишу
Keywords: personality; juvenile delinquency; child abuse; adolescence

Summary/Abstract: In the article the author deals with the fact that the child is born with biopsychological dispositions which are characteristics of human kind. Every of each development periods is a special kind of the totality and development, as a process, is consisted of getting from lower and specific development level to a higher and a new quality. The origins of asociality, and even delinquency, may be found in the erliest childhood. In the prepuberty period of development, physical and psychological characteristics of a child influence the development of deviant behavior (juvenile delinquency, youth gangs, suicide). During puberty, a struggle for free oneself of parental dependence reaches its most prominent phase. Adolescence is the most sensitive and vulnerable period of emotional growth and maturity. Each development phase is characterized by some psychological characteristics which are able to carry a risk of victimization. The author has mentioned that the followers of various directions in criminology have interpreted destructive behaviour of children and juveniles from avarious aspects: antropological, biological and psychological.

  • Issue Year: 2011
  • Issue No: 02
  • Page Range: 475-493
  • Page Count: 19
  • Language: Serbian