Place and Role of the Victim in Criminal Investigation of Rape Cover Image

Мјесто и улога жртве у истрагама кривичног дјела силовања
Place and Role of the Victim in Criminal Investigation of Rape

Author(s): Uroš Pena, Dragan Mitrović
Subject(s): Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence, Criminal Law, Victimology
Published by: Правни факултет Универзитета у Источном Сарајеву
Keywords: Victim;Rape;Reports;Investigation;
Summary/Abstract: Sexual delinquency is a phenomenon that goes beyond the framework of naturalness and voluntariness of partners in a sexual relationship. That is complex phenomenon whose essence derives from the special behavior of the offender and his relationship to the victim. The criminal offense of "rape" is a serious crime or serious criminal offense, whose implications are manifested in a person's physical and psychological integrity with very difficult and long-term consequences, both for the individual and for society as a whole. During the investigation of these offenses, a large number of operational and criminalistic measures, as well as proving actions are undertaken. Rape as an offence of sexual violence is a serious attack on person's physical and mental integrity, and the consequences for the victim are serious and long-term. This offense causes a feeling of fear, uncertainty and anxiety among the citizens, and has wide sociological, criminological sociopolitical significance and consequences. The victims of sexual offenses must be treated with caution, and they need to know that they are protected. Inhuman and frivolous behavior to the victim of sexual offence aggravates a traumatized state of the victim. The victims should be provided with adequate treatment, in order to come back to normal life.

  • Page Range: 409-426
  • Page Count: 18
  • Publication Year: 2019
  • Language: Serbian