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Mária Zsóka Bellavics Department of Criminal Psychology, Faculty of Law Enforcement, University of Public Service Budapest Hungary; Nemzeti Közszolgálati Egyetem, Rendészettudományi Kar, Kriminálpszichológia Tanszék Budapest Magyarország

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The correlation between terrorism and mental disorder has been studied for decades. Empirical findings suggest that no major role of psychiatric disorders can be found in relation to terror attacks, except for one type of terrorism: the lonely offender. Schizophrenia has been proved to be one of the most important psychiatric disorders that have correlation with lonely-offender type terrorism. In this paper the symptomatology of schizophrenia is presented with a special regard to its role in the development of deviant tendency that may lead to terror attacks. A domestic case of lonely-offender terror activity is introduced with the aim of highlighting this correlation in practice. Based on international empirical data and cases such as the one presented here a conclusion can be drawn; close attention is required on the mental state in the case of lonely-offender terrorism.

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A bűnelkövetés természetének vizsgálata során a mentális állapot kérdése egy rendszeresen előforduló problémakör. A pszichológia tudomány mellett, melynek különböző alkalmazott és elméleti területei régóta eszközül szolgálnak a bűnnel való küzdelem során, a pszichiátria is egyre nagyobb hangsúlyt kap. A 21. században a terrorizmus a bűnelkövetés egy igen speciális jelentőséggel bíró típusa. Mivel a terrorizmus társadalmi jelentőség szempontjából központi szerepet kapott az elmúlt évtizedekben, a tudományos világ is intenzív figyelmet szentel neki. A modern trendeknek megfelelően a terrorcselekmények természetének tanulmányozása során is egyre jobban előnyt élvez a minél szélesebb körű tudományos megközelítések integrálása, a multidiszciplináris megközelítés. A terrorizmus jelenségének vizsgálata során a pszichiátria diszciplínája is egyre gyakrabban szerephez jut, ennek megfelelően a terrorizmus és a mentális betegségek kapcsolata a kutatókat évtizedek óta foglalkoztatja. Ugyan az eddig gyűjtött empirikus adatok azt sugallják, hogy a mentális betegségeknek nincs kifejezett jelentősége a terrorcselekmények kapcsán, a terroristák egy speciális típusa, a magányos elkövetők által végrehajtott támadások ebből a szempontból kivételt képeznek. Több pszichiátriai zavar esetében találtak a normálpopulációhoz mérten magas pervalenciákat a magányos terroristák között. Ezek közül a skizofrénia az egyik legnagyobb jelentőséggel bíró pszichiátriai kórkép. Ez, tekintve, hogy a tudathasadásos elmebaj gyakran asszociálódik erőszakos cselekményekkel, nem meglepő, jóllehet a skizofrének által mutatott deviancia igen eltérő a skizofrén populáción belül. Ez elsősorban azért is van, mert a skizofrénia rendkívül változatos és sokszínű klinikai képe mentén igen nagy a változatosság a tekintetben, hogy a különböző tüneteket produkáló betegek mennyire erőszakosak. A jelen tanulmányban a skizofréniához köthető, a terrorcselekmények szempontjából kulcsjelentőségű deviancia kialakulásában leginkább meghatározó tüneteket járjuk körbe. A skizofrénia általános tünettanának tárgyalásán túl kísérletet teszünk annak életszerűbb bemutatására egy hazai terrorcselekmény skizofréniában szenvedő elkövetőjének az esetén keresztül. A bemutatott incidenshez hasonló elkövetések és a nemzetközi empirikus adatok alapján az a következtetés vonható le, hogy a magányos elkövetők kapcsán a mentális állapot fokozott figyelmet érdemel. Erre tekintettel további empirikus adatgyűjtés szükséges, mely tudás várhatóan nagyban hozzájárul a terrorizmussal folytatott küzdelem sikerességéhez.

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