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Penitentiary Diagnosis of Crime Offenders
Penitentiary Diagnosis of Crime Offenders

Author(s): Wiola Friedrich
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Sociology, Penology
Published by: Fundacja Pedagogium
Keywords: offenders; psychological diagnosis; penitentiary system; prison isolation

Summary/Abstract: One of the basic standards of serving the punishment of imprisonment is its individualization, which means varying interactions consisting in adjusting them to the personality of the offender and the purposes of executing the sentence. A properly served psychological diagnosis, especially the penitentiary diagnosis, should describe the studied phenomenon well. The content of the penitentiary diagnosis should include a description of the clinical picture of an imprisoned person and basic social rehabilitation indications.The paper was written on the basis of literature on the subject, legislation and available research results. The aim of this paper is to characterize the diagnosis performed for the needs of justice, which is continuous and should be performed at every stage of imprisonment. The effect of a properly formed psychological and penitentiary decision should be the placement of a prisoner in a suitable type, kind of prison and appropriate system of serving imprisonment, followed by the correct selection of educational measures which may imply the efficiency and effectiveness of the punishment of imprisonment.

  • Issue Year: 9/2015
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 215-225
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: English