Efimenko A.A.

Tomsk IPKR of the FPS of Russia (Tomsk, Russia), candidate of Pedagogical Sciences, associate professor of the Department of servise-combat and tactical-special training.

Sidakova M.A.

Tomsk IPKR of the FPS of Russia (Tomsk, Russia), candidate of philological Sciences, senior researcher of the organizational and scientific group.


The article attempts to analyze the results of educational work with juvenile convicts in the 1960s.
The article concludes that as a result of educational work, the process of correction in the colony has positive results for the majority of convicts, an absolute plus was the acceptance by the labor collectives of enterprises of former convicts into a positive working environment with stable moral attitudes, traditions and customs. But we can also distinguish a category of people who returned to a socially disadvantaged environment after their release. The skills of positive social development acquired in the colony did not find continuity in the conditions of the family, educational institutions, that is, they did not contribute to returning to society as full – fledged subjects.
The study of the portrait of juvenile offenders of the 1960s also shows that in addition to the role of means and methods of educational influence in the colonies, the social environment after liberation, the personalities of adults under whose influence minors fell after the colony were of great importance. The article also focuses on the analysis of the physiological and psychological characteristics of the age of minors, their influence on the crimes committed and the process of correction.
The authors of the article come to the conclusion that the result of correction depends not only on the choice of pedagogically justified means and methods of educational work, but also on the readiness of society to accept released juvenile convicts into the ranks of its citizens.


juvenile offenders; labor educational colony; correction; reeducation; labor collectives.