The behavior of a victim in the field of prevention of sexual violence on the Internet: a psychological aspect

Keywords: deviant behavior, victimhood, sacrifice, sexual freedom and personal integrity, victimological prevention.

Abstract

The study will to identify the characteristics of the manifestation of victim behavior and counteract the commission of sexual violence on the Internet by influencing the behavior of potential victims. The development of information technology (as well as, sometimes, unstable general mental state of society) makes Internet users a vulnerable category concerning the offenses committed on the Internet. Thus, so far, there have been several crimes that are not enshrined in criminal procedure law but often occur in everyday life and pose a real threat to each individual and the values of society as a whole. The peculiarity of committing violence on the Internet is the voluntary entry into such a relationship of a person who, as a consequence, finds himself/herself in the role of a victim. It is not uncommon for a person to subconsciously provoke violence by his/her actions, so in-depth study of a person's victim behavior on the Internet is an essential aspect of developing a mechanism to prevent violence on the World Wide Web. That is why the topic covered in the study is relevant. The methodological basis of the work consists, in particular, analysis, synthesis, dialectical method, statistical method, and observation method. The result of this work is to characterize the relevant behavior on the Internet as a victim, as well as to offer effective ways to prevent sexual violence on the Internet by influencing the behavior of potential victims.

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Author Biographies

Rоman Movchan, Vasyl’ Stus Donetsk National University, Vinnitsa, Ukraine.

Doctor of Law, Associate Professor of the Department of Constitutional, International and Criminal Law Vasyl’ Stus Donetsk National University, Vinnitsa, Ukraine.

Nataliia Neledva, International Humanitarian University, Ukraine.

Ph.D., Associate Professor of the Department of Criminal Law, Procedure and Criminalistics of International Humanitarian University, Ukraine.

Ihor Kalimbet, International Humanitarian University, Ukraine.

Ph.D., Associate Professor of the Department of Criminal Law, Procedure and Criminalistics of International Humanitarian University, Ukraine.

Anatoliy Medentsev, International Humanitarian University, Ukraine.

Ph.D., Associate Professor of the Department of Criminal Law, Procedure and Criminalistics of International Humanitarian University, Ukraine.

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

Ph.D., Associate Professor of the Department of Criminalistics and Forensic Medicine, National Academy of Internal Affairs, Ukraine.

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Published
2021-05-31
How to Cite
Movchan, R., Neledva, N., Kalimbet, I., Medentsev, A., & Nikitina-Dudikova, H. (2021). The behavior of a victim in the field of prevention of sexual violence on the Internet: a psychological aspect. Amazonia Investiga, 10(40), 142-152. https://doi.org/10.34069/AI/2021.40.04.15
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