Journal of Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues (Print ISSN: 1544-0036; Online ISSN: 1544-0044)


Criminological Profile of Corrupt Border Guard (Ukrainian Experience)

Author(s): Yurii Kuryliuk, Serhii Khalymon, Stanislav Filippov, Hanna Shvedova, Valentyn Zolka, Andriy Vikhtiuk

The research is based on a study of verdicts by national courts of Ukraine handed down against border guards who have committed corruption crimes. The research has covered 87 sentences in the period from 2014 to 2019; the studied sentences were handed down against 92 people. The obtained results of the empirical research provide primary, reliable, and representative information about border guards who have committed corruption crimes. This made it possible to formulate the criminal profile of the Ukrainian corrupt border guard. Such a person belongs to the situational-criminogenic type as they commit crimes (oftentimes repeatedly) not because of persistent anti-social attitudes and perceptions but in connection with the introduction of some groups of negative orientation into the life, leading a lifestyle on the border of socially acceptable and anti-social.

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