Nino Kitoshvili


Interpersonal relations are regulated by legal norms, which pro- actively and reactively control what a citizen should and should not do. Knowledge of the law and its norms contributes to the formation of law awareness and consciousness, expressed in human social attitudes towards order and law. In response to violating the rule of law, society applies reactive social control, which takes the form of punishment and whose purpose is to restore justice, prevent new crimes, and resocialize the offender. There is a great abundance of norms and various punishments in society; however, despite this, crime has always been and most likely will continue to be an integral part of society, significantly reducing people's well-being. In the modern world, the formation of teenagers' law consciousness as their criminal behavior regulator deserves special attention. Law consciousness means understanding the existing norms and forming the necessary practical skills for implementation. Without it, societys future welfare is put into doubt, and the risk of committing a crime increases significantly. The research was interested in the factors contributing to law consciousness formation and/or its de- formative expressions. Identifying factors influencing the formation or non-formation of law consciousness allowed us to make recommendations for its formation, thereby contributing to crime prevention and increasing civil well-being.