Analyses on Criminal Personality and Its Typical Category

Jianqing LIU


Criminal personality is a physical and psychological organization system with unified antisocial psychological characteristics and behavioral tendencies, a summation of antisocial psychological characteristics possessed by perpetrators or potential perpetrators, and a kind of antisocial personality seriously deviated from the norms. It can be clearly divided into normal criminal personality and abnormal criminal personality. Psychoanalysis, cognitive school, behaviorism, “Big Five” theory of personality and cognitive-affective theory have different points of view on its core components and formation mechanism, and have different application strategies and techniques for combating and preventing crime and correcting judicial practice of perpetrators.


Criminal motivation; Criminal thinking patterns; Criminal self-efficacy; Criminal personality

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