Methods of conducting forensic psychology analysis of moral suffering caused to a group of people


Keywords: forensic psychology analysis; compensation for moral suffering; class actions; moral damage.

Abstract

Possibility of conducting an examination of moral suffering on group lawsuits of victims was considered.

This research paper purpose is to present the algorithm of actions of forensic psychologist while analysis of moral suffering of people in group lawsuits taking into account current forensic expert practice and legislation of Ukraine.

For establishing possible infliction of moral suffering on persons who are plaintiffs in class actions, it is proposed to use such an algorithm of action of experts that will: significantly reduce forensic expert time; make forensic psychology analysis of moral suffering accessible to low-income citizens; objectify forensic conclusions that will reduce corruption risks; motivate experts to perform their official duties qualitatively and to improve their professional level. The algorithm will include: interviews with analysis subject for 1-2 hours using video; computer testing of analysis subject; analysis  of case materials with minimal citation in the analysis subject; providing a general opinion without a detailed written deployment of the research part of the opinion together with a digital medium containing video recordings of the surveys and the final results of computer testing.

This way will not only solve the issues of moral damage to people who decided to defend their rights in class actions but significantly reduce the cost of relevant analyses for population, make them more accessible, but no less effective and reasonable.

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2021-12-30
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Zhuravlyova, M. (2021). Methods of conducting forensic psychology analysis of moral suffering caused to a group of people. Theory and Practice of Forensic Science and Criminalistics, 25(3), 125-134. https://doi.org/10.32353/khrife.3.2021.09