Conditions conducive to the domestic violence against the elderly based on the judicial and investigative practice of Ukraine

Keywords: elderly person, domestic violence, murder.

Abstract

The purpose of the article is to identify the causes and conditions that contribute to the commission of domestic violence against the elderly, as well as the possible consequences of this phenomenon. The article dedicated to exploring the facts of abuse of family members to the elderly. The authors use general and special methods that allow obtaining scientifically based conclusions and suggestions, such as analys, comparison, classification, grouping method, dialectical and forecasting method. In particular, the practice of law enforcement agencies of Ukraine was analyzed and it was established that murders can be the ultimate negative consequence of domestic violence. It was determined that different criteria are used in determining the age category of the elderly in different countries, and therefore, the authors took as a basis the category of women over 55 and men over 60. In this study, the terms "elderly person" and "old people" are used interchangeably. The analysis of the legislation of foreign countries allowed to single out the problematic issues of legal qualification of the facts of domestic violence committed against the elderly, as well as the reasons and conditions that contribute to its commission.

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Author Biographies

Vlada Husieva, Kharkiv National University of Internal Affairs, Ukraine.

Professor of the Department of Criminalistics, Forensic Science and Pre-medical care of Faculty №1 of Kharkiv National University of Internal Affairs, Dc Sc in Law, Associate Professor, Kharkiv, Ukraine.

Serhii Lukash, Kharkiv National University of Internal Affairs, Ukraine.

Head of Sumy Branch of Kharkiv National University of Internal Affairs, Honored Lawyer of Ukraine, Dc Sc in Law, Professor, Honored Lawyer of Ukraine, Kharkiv, Ukraine.

Viacheslav Krykun, Kharkiv National University of Internal Affairs, Ukraine.

Professor of the Department of Law-Enforcement Activity and Policeistics of Faculty №6 of Kharkiv National University of Internal Affairs, Dc Sc in Law, Associate Professor, Kharkiv, Ukraine.

Oleksandr Morhunov, Kharkiv National University of Internal Affairs, Ukraine.

Professor of the Department of Law-Enforcement Activity and Policeistics of Faculty №6 of Kharkiv National University of Internal Affairs, Dc Sc in Law, Associate Professor, Kharkiv, Ukraine.

Kateryna Shapoval, Kharkіv National University of Internal Affairs, Kharkiv, Ukraine.

Аdjunct of the Department of the Organization Educational and Scientific Training of Kharkіv National University of Internal Affairs, Kharkiv, Ukraine.

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Published
2021-11-25
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Husieva, V., Lukash, S., Krykun, V., Morhunov, O., & Shapoval, K. (2021). Conditions conducive to the domestic violence against the elderly based on the judicial and investigative practice of Ukraine. Amazonia Investiga, 10(46), 118-127. https://doi.org/10.34069/AI/2021.46.10.11
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