Interrogation of the victims during the investigation of crimes committed by youth extremist groups

  • Viktor Boiarov Department of Criminal Procedure and Forensics of Academy of Advocacy of Ukraine. https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9155-505X
  • Mikhail Larkin Department of Criminal Law and Justice of Zaporizhzhia National University. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4676-460X
  • Olexandr Dudorov Research Laboratory on Crime Prevention, Termination and Investigation by Territorial Authorities of the National Police of Ukraine of Luhansk State University of Internal Affairs named after E.A. Didorenko. https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4860-0681
  • Yuliia Pyrozhkova Department of Criminal Law and Justice of Zaporizhzhia National University. https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4644-6270
  • Kyrylo Legkykh Department of Criminal Procedure and Forensics of Academy of Advocacy of Ukraine. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8877-4312
Keywords: interrogation, victim, investigation, crime, youth, informal group, informal association, extremism.

Abstract

For several years in Ukraine and in other countries, the activity of informal criminal groups, in particular, of the youth groups, can be observed.

Thus, there is a need for theoretical understanding of the activities of the respective criminal groups in order to make proposals for improving the current criminal procedural legislation.

The article emphasizes the importance of evidential information that can be obtained during the interrogation of victims of crimes committed by youth informal groups of extremist orientation. In this connection, the authors have considered: 1) the features of the victims to be taken into account when investigating the criminal activity of informal youth extremist groups; 2) sources of information on the identification of victims of crimes committed by members of youth informal groups of extremist orientation; 3) separate questions of questioning of the specified category of victims. The scientific literature devoted to informal youth groups, fight against extremism, investigation of group crimes, etc. was analyzed during the scientific research. In addition, such scientific methods as observation, analysis, synthesis, comparison, generalization, extrapolation were used. The empirical basis for the study was the investigation of crimes committed by members of youth informal groups (in particular, with extremist orientation). A promising area of scientific and applied research of the stated problem is the development of methodological recommendations on the conduct of communicative investigative (search) actions, in particular, the questioning of such a procedural figure as the victim.

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Author Biographies

Viktor Boiarov, Department of Criminal Procedure and Forensics of Academy of Advocacy of Ukraine.

Ph. D., Professor of Department of Criminal Procedure and Forensics of Academy of Advocacy of Ukraine.

Mikhail Larkin, Department of Criminal Law and Justice of Zaporizhzhia National University.

Ph. D., Associate Professor of Department of Criminal Law and Justice of Zaporizhzhia National University.

Olexandr Dudorov, Research Laboratory on Crime Prevention, Termination and Investigation by Territorial Authorities of the National Police of Ukraine of Luhansk State University of Internal Affairs named after E.A. Didorenko.

Doctor of Legal Science, Associate Professor, Head of Research Laboratory on Crime Prevention, Termination and Investigation by Territorial Authorities of the National Police of Ukraine of Luhansk State University of Internal Affairs named after E.A. Didorenko.

Yuliia Pyrozhkova, Department of Criminal Law and Justice of Zaporizhzhia National University.

Doctor of Legal Science, Associate Professor, Head of Department of Criminal Law and Justice of Zaporizhzhia National University.

Kyrylo Legkykh, Department of Criminal Procedure and Forensics of Academy of Advocacy of Ukraine.

Ph. D., Associate Professor, Head of Department of Criminal Procedure and Forensics of Academy of Advocacy of Ukraine.

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Published
2020-04-21
How to Cite
Boiarov, V., Larkin, M., Dudorov, O., Pyrozhkova, Y., & Legkykh, K. (2020). Interrogation of the victims during the investigation of crimes committed by youth extremist groups. Amazonia Investiga, 9(28), 281-287. https://doi.org/10.34069/AI/2020.28.04.31
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