Criminal profile of migrants’ smuggler across the State Border of Ukraine

  • Yurii Kuryliuk Department of Administrative Jurisdiction of Directorate of State Border Protection of Administration of State Border Guard Service of Ukraine (Kyiv, Ukraine). https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4035-4431
  • Serhii Khalymon Intelligence Management Department of Bohdan Khmelnytskyi National Academy of State Border Guard Service of Ukraine (Khmelnytskyi, Ukraine). https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2998-7235
Keywords: migrants’ smuggler, illegal migration, criminal profile, organized crime, Ukraine, State border.

Abstract

The research is grounded on the basic of study of judgments of the national courts of Ukraine against persons who committed human smuggling across the State border of Ukraine. The research covered 360 judgments in the period from 2013 to 2018; the studied judgments were passed against 406 people. The obtained results of the empirical research provides for the primary, reliable and representative information about persons who committed human smuggling across the State border of Ukraine. This made it possible to formulate a criminal profile of migrants’ smuggler. Based on our research, description and analysis, we consider that there is a need for additional researches of the social organization of the illegal transfer of persons across the State border of Ukraine in order to obtain a deeper knowledge of this phenomenon. Especially it concerns the structure of the groups of smuggling of migrants in order to better define the typology of these criminal groups to promote more effective strategies from the side of law enforcement agencies.

Author Biographies

Yurii Kuryliuk, Department of Administrative Jurisdiction of Directorate of State Border Protection of Administration of State Border Guard Service of Ukraine (Kyiv, Ukraine).

Candidate of Juridical Science, Head of Department of Administrative Jurisdiction of Directorate of State Border Protection of Administration of State Border Guard Service of Ukraine (Kyiv, Ukraine).

Serhii Khalymon, Intelligence Management Department of Bohdan Khmelnytskyi National Academy of State Border Guard Service of Ukraine (Khmelnytskyi, Ukraine).

Doctor of Juridical Science, Associate Professor, Associate Professor of Intelligence Management Department of Bohdan Khmelnytskyi National Academy of State Border Guard Service of Ukraine (Khmelnytskyi, Ukraine).

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Published
2020-03-21
How to Cite
Kuryliuk, Y., & Khalymon, S. (2020). Criminal profile of migrants’ smuggler across the State Border of Ukraine. Amazonia Investiga, 9(27), 195-208. https://doi.org/10.34069/AI/2020.27.03.21
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