International cooperation in the investigation of sexual crimes against children

Keywords: crime, punishment, sexual crimes against children, international cooperation, investigations, public relations.

Abstract

Family, childhood, motherhood, and fatherhood are protected by the state. Any violence against and exploitation of a child is punishable by law.

Parents should take care of their child's health, physical, spiritual, and moral development. However, society is increasingly facing sexual violence against minors. Insufficient response to sexual violence against minors is due to the latency of this type of crime, lack of awareness of proper prevention entities with the peculiarities of sexual violence against children, improper functioning of the mechanism of interaction, and international cooperation. Given the above, it is urgent to pay attention to the study of international cooperation in the investigation of sexual crimes against minors. The work aims to conduct a study of international cooperation in the investigation of sexual crimes against children. The subject of the research is public relations that arise, change, and end in the process of international cooperation in the investigation of sexual crimes against minors. The methodology of the study are such methods as historical-legal and comparative-legal; formal-logical; empirical; cognitive; method of analogy; and program-target. The study analyzes the specifics of cooperation between different foreign countries in the investigation of sexual crimes against children and identifies issues of such cooperation. Theoretical principles of prevention of sexual violence against minors have also been developed and scientifically substantiated criminological recommendations have been formed, which are important for further improvement of international cooperation and implementation of effective tools of such cooperation. establishing cooperation between Ukraine and foreign countries on sexual crimes against children.

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Author Biographies

Petro Tsymbal, University of the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine, Irpin, Ukraine.

Doctor of Law, Professor, Head of Department of Criminalistics and Criminal Process, University of the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine, Irpin, Ukraine.

Ganna Vlasova, Borys Grinchenko Kyiv University, Ukraine.

Doctor of Law, Professor, Honoured Master of Science and Technology of Ukraine, Professor of the Department of Public and Private Law, Borys Grinchenko Kyiv University, Ukraine.

Hanna Nikitina-Dudikova, National Academy of Internal Affairs, Kyiv, Ukraine.

PhD in Law, Associate Arofessor of Department of Criminalistics and Forensic Medicine, National Academy of Internal Affairs, Kyiv, Ukraine.

Natalia Kharchenko, National Academy of Internal Affairs, Kyiv, Ukraine.

PhD in Law, senior teacher at the Department of Theory of State and Law, National Academy of Internal Affairs, Kyiv, Ukraine.

Iryna Soroka, National Academy of Internal Affairs, Kyiv, Ukraine.

PhD in Law, teacher at the Department of Criminalistics and Forensic Medicine, National Academy of Internal Affairs, Kyiv, Ukraine.

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Published
2021-05-31
How to Cite
Tsymbal, P., Vlasova, G., Nikitina-Dudikova, H., Kharchenko, N., & Soroka, I. (2021). International cooperation in the investigation of sexual crimes against children. Amazonia Investiga, 10(40), 132-141. https://doi.org/10.34069/AI/2021.40.04.14
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