2000 suplement 4

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Volume 9, suplement 4

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Selected methodological aspects of the psychological prediction of criminal behaviour

ANNA WOLSKA1, ZDZISŁAW MAJCHRZYK2
1. Katedry Psychologii Uniwersytetu Szczecińskiego w Szczecinie
2. Kliniki Psychiatrii Sądowej Instytutu Psychiatrii i Neurologii w Pruszkowie
Postępy Psychiatrii i Neurologii, 2000, suplement 4 (12), 93-108
Keywords: psychology, criminology, methodology

Abstract

The authors discuss a selection of methodological problems in the psychological predictionof criminal behaviour in the context of the rulesof psychological prognosis. Their intention was topoint out the importance of psychological prediction for criminology. The advantages and limitations of the prognostic procedure and applied methods areindicated and the principles underlying theory applicationand prediction and their consequences for thevalidity and limitations of prediction are discussed.

Address for correspondence:
Dr Anna Wolska, Katedry Psychologii Uniwersytetu Szczecińskiego,
ul. Wawrzyniaka 8, 70-392 Szczecin