Jolanta Navickienė, Algimantas Liausėdas, Edmundas Vaitiekus


In the recent decades, many studies were conducted, which examined the causes of the offences and risk factors causing the repeated crime. The repeated crime is a constant tendency to commit repeated crimes and antisocial behaviour. Factors that influence on the re-criminal behaviour are a low level of education, lack of basic skills, problems with the employment on the labour market, absence of the domicile, use of drugs and alcohol, mental health disorders and weak social relations. The essential role of these factors for the repeated crimes was approved by the results of conducted researches in the various countries. Therefore, it is grounds to believe that these factors are versatile. The aim of the article is to reveal the connection between the repeated crimes and conditions for empowerment of the irresponsible persons. The applied methods are based on the analysis of the scientific literature and patients’ documentation of Rokiškis psychiatric hospital. The study showed the influence of the risk factors on the subjects’ crime and poor external conditions of empowerment for subjects. The risk factors that influence on the repeated crime of irresponsible persons are related to the empowerment of individuals – increasing choices and opportunities to influence on their lives.

Keyword(s): irresponsible person; repeated crime; risk factors; empowerment.
DOI: 10.5200/sm-hs.2016.004
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