The article deals with the results of a scientific study carried out as part of a Doctor’s thesis “Forensic psychiatric assessment of persons who have committed a crime of sexual nature”. In order to achieve the goal of the study, the author analyzed 287 cases of forensic psychiatric examinations in relation to subjects who committed sexual offenses and were on forensic psychiatric examinations of an expert institution from the years 2000 up to 2015 (16 years).
In order to determine the relationship between the degree of violation of the ability to be aware of their actions and to guide them and resolve expert issues by the author, from the group of “imputability” empirically a group of “limited imputability” was selected that was artificially formed on the basis of the domestic concept of “limited saneness”. It was established that the discovered clinical features in this scientific research can be used to determine the criteria of “limited imputability” in the forensic psychiatric evaluation of persons who committed a criminal crime of sexual nature.
Key words: forensic psychiatric assessment, limited imputability, sexual crimes, disturbance of sexual instinct, paraphilia.