Nicolaescu [Abstract]

Dynamics of personality factors involved in juvenile delinquency
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Eliza-Penelopa Nicolaescu [1]

Abstract: Delinquency theories place personality traits among the factors favoring crime. The personality is outlined early on, when the child perceives and carefully observes their surrounding reality. Adolescence is a critical period of personality finalization, the capacity for analysis and synthesis is high, but unstable, so the environment in which the young man grows up strongly affects his development. The questions and worries during adolescence are defining for the subsequent crystallization of the personality, for shaping an ideal, for forming a system of values that will guide behavior. We can say that the personality of the juvenile delinquent represents the unfortunate conjugation of those factors that contribute to the development of his personality, which results in a person who encounters difficulties in adequately adapting to the requirements of society. Delinquency refers to complex phenomena, common in modern societies. This makes delinquency a highly studied phenomenon, precisely to find the best ways to prevent and combat various forms of delinquency. This article presents data from the research on personality development of delinquent adolescents, conducted on a sample of 210 adolescents.

Keywords: Adolescents; Juvenile delinquency; Big Five; Personalities;

[1] President of the IPADSM Association, Romania,