Attitude of Young People to the Criminality Problem in Ukrainian Postmodern Society




police, youth, criminality, victimization


The research paper contains key findings of the random monitoring survey of the Ukrainian students covering the period 2002-2017, in the course of which it was explored the attitude of young people to the problems of crime and the police’s activities aimed at counteracting it in the city (Kyiv). The analysis of the survey findings allowed to identify the level of students’ fear to become victims of certain types of crime, a degree of their victimization in general and their fear to suffer from particular crimes, their assessments of the character of crime dynamics in the city and the police’s activities, to learn the opinions on the situation with personal security at a given time and in future. Among the trends identified in the course of the research are a high level of the respondents’ fear to become a victim of violent and most spread minor offences; high level of their victimization that distinctly decreased in recent years; prevailing negative assessments of the crime dynamics, assessment of the police’s activities and trust to it as unsatisfactory irrespective of the improvements in these indicators in the recent three years, prevailing negative assessment of the situation with personal security and positive expectations in relation to the changes in future.

Author Biographies

Volodymyr Kryvolapchuk, Director of the State Research Institute of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine

Doctor of law, professor

Olexandr Kulyk, State Research Institute of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine

Doctor of law, professor,

Chief of the Research Laboratory

Vadym Barko, Research Laboratory, State Research Institute of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine

Candidate of pedagogical sciences,

Senior researcher

Bohdan Kalynovskyi, Department of Constitutional Law and Human Rights, National Academy of Internal Affairs, Kyiv, Ukraine

Doctor of Law, associate professor,

Head of the Department

Nataliia Kosiak, Department of Constitutional Law and Human Rights, National Academy of Internal Affairs, Kyiv, Ukraine

PhD Student


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How to Cite

Kryvolapchuk, V., Kulyk, O., Barko, V., Kalynovskyi, B., & Kosiak, N. (2020). Attitude of Young People to the Criminality Problem in Ukrainian Postmodern Society. Postmodern Openings, 11(1Sup1), 93-115.



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