Conducting Psychological Examinations for Citizens in Possession of Weapons: Strengthening State Control Over Circulation of Weapons

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In the article, in connection with the introduction of amendments to the federal legislation, specific issues regarding the conducting of a psychological survey of citizens — gun owners and candidates for gun ownership — are considered. A battery of psychodiagnostic techniques that can be used in the course of a psychological examination (progressive matrices of J. Raven, a questionnaire of the Level of subjective control, and a method for diagnosing frustration tolerance from Rosenzweig, Minnesota Multidisciplinary Personality Questionnaire) is proposed and justified, as is an algorithm for conducting psychodiagnostic research. Furthermore, a proposal to include in the psychological examination, a psychological analysis of social networks (provided that the subject is a member of their group) has been made. The possible participation in the psychological survey — gun owners and candidates for gun ownership — psychologists of Rosgvardiya are justified and the specific form of their participation in the survey is indicated.

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Sergey N. Bokov

Voronezh State University

Author for correspondence.
SPIN-code: 8474-4578

candidate of medical sciences, associate professor

Russian Federation, Voronezh

Maxim I. Zhdanov

Department of extra-departmental security in Voronezh



Russian Federation, Voronezh


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