Author(s): Kvasha Oksana, V.M. Koretsky, Kolb Oleksandr, Nykyforchuk Dmytro, Pryputen Dmytro, Khutorianskyi Oleksandr
Description: The purpose of the article is to develop forensic characteristics of violent offenses for profit in the current context. The methodology of the research are general scientific and special methods, namely: the methods of formal logic (analysis, synthesis, deduction, induction, analogy, abstraction), which made it possible to investigate in more detail the content of the issues under consideration. The study used special legal methods as well: comparative and legal method was applied in the analysis of legal norms, scientific categories, definitions and approaches; historical and legal method helped to reveal the content of the basic concepts of the study: “violent offenses for profit”, “forensic characteristics”, “investigation”; systematic structural method was used for establishing forensic characteristics of violent offenses for profit; the system analysis method enabled comprehensive syntheses of the elements of forensic characteristics and the correlation between them. The Results of the Study: It made it possible to characterize the ways of committing violent offenses for profit; to determine the object of the offense in the commission of violent offenses for profit; to describe the crime scene; to provide data on the typical offender and the victim. Practical Implications. The practical value of the obtained results lies in establishing forensic characteristics of violent offenses for profit in modern conditions, which is the basis for the construction of the methods for their investigation. Value/Originality. The study allowed clarifying that the key element of forensic characteristics should be considered a means of committing a crime. The correlation between the elements of forensic characteristics of violent offenses for profit was established, which is essential for investigation of this type of crime.