Transdisciplinary theory of the nature of crime as an expression of a symbiotic complex approach

Keywords: criminality, crime, neurocriminology, biological correlates, sociological correlates.


The issue of combating crime has always been a priority for every rule-of-law state. The low level of crime is a symbiosis of effectively implementing a system of balanced measures. However, these measures must necessarily consider the specific features of the theoretical perception and awareness of crime as a phenomenon and features of the formation of the criminal's personality. The topic of the article is characteristics of the essence and components of the transdisciplinary theory of the nature of crime. The object of research is the symbiotic theory of crime. The authors used the following methods: data integration and meta-analysis, behavioral assessments, collaborative research, literature review, conceptual mapping and others. The authors focus on the main research areas into the nature of the crime, neurocriminology and behavioural epigenetics as conceptually new subfields of criminology, biological correlates of deviant behaviour and sociological theories of the nature of the crime. A qualitatively new symbiotic theory of crime is proposed, combining a three-element structure: an autonomous connection of biological (anthropogenic) factors and sociological ones; the final connecting element of such a symbiosis is the human psyche.


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Author Biographies

Kateryna Yanishevska, Sumy State University, Ukraine.

Сandidate of Legal Sciences, Associate professor,  Associate professor of Department of Criminal Legal Disciplines and Procedure, Sumy State University, Ukraine.

Kseniia Kosiachenko, Dnipropetrovsk State University of Internal Affairs, Ukraine.

Сandidate of Legal Sciences, Associate Professor, Department of Civil Law Disciplines of the Educational and Scientific Institute of Law and Innovative Education, Dnipropetrovsk State University of Internal Affairs, Ukraine.

Oleksii Kamyshanskyi, Dnipropetrovsk State University of Internal Affairs, Ukraine.

Dean of the Faculty of Specialist Training for Preventive Activity Units of the Dnipropetrovsk State University of Internal Affairs, Ukraine.

Vladyslav Neviadovskyi, Kharkiv National University of Internal Affairs, Ukraine.

Doctor of Law, Associate Professor, Academic Secretary of the Secretariat of the Academic Council of Kharkiv National University of Internal Affairs, Ukraine.

Lyudmila Telizhenko, Sumy State University, Ukaine.

Doctor of Philosophy, Associate Professor, Associate Professor of the Department of Psychology, Political Science and Sociocultural Technologies, Sumy State University, Ukaine.


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How to Cite
Yanishevska, K., Kosiachenko, K., Kamyshanskyi, O., Neviadovskyi, V., & Telizhenko, L. (2023). Transdisciplinary theory of the nature of crime as an expression of a symbiotic complex approach. Amazonia Investiga, 12(66), 188-197.