Criminological analysis of determinants of criminal behavior


  • Maksym Zabarniy State Fiscal Service of Ukraine in Kyiv, Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Vasyl Topchii University of the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine, Irpin, Ukraine
  • Tatiana Korniakova Oles Honchar Dnipro National University, Dnipro, Ukraine
  • Oksana Topchii Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Vitalii Topchii University of the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine, Irpin, Ukraine


crime prevention, criminal behavior, criminogenic contamination, determinants, personal deformities, personality offender


This article analyzes the process of determination of criminal conduct. The authors argue that the reasons for criminal conduct are individual and can vary significantly on a case-by-case basis. Its dependence on both biological and social factors is stated. The combination of pathological heredity, social environment, political and economic factors can cause criminal behavior. At the same time, the psychological aspects of illegal acts are taken into account within almost all criminological theories to a greater or lesser extent. Criminal behavior is always demonstrated only by an individual and, above all, it is a manifestation of psychological deformities, expressed in the phenomenon of criminogenic contamination. Therefore, understanding its essence will better determine the nature of the warning influence. As a result, it is possible to answer several questions about the determination and nature of criminal behavior, the reasons for the commission of criminal offenses, the peculiarities of the functioning of the mental sphere, psychological problems, complexes, etc. This information helps to optimize methods of crime prevention, provide for further actions of serial criminals, help in the identification of offenders and the investigation of criminal cases.


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How to Cite

Zabarniy, M., Topchii, V., Korniakova, T., Topchii, O., & Topchii, V. (2021). Criminological analysis of determinants of criminal behavior. Linguistics and Culture Review, 5(S4), 1483-1499.



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