Information Technologies in Improving Crime Prevention Mechanisms in the Border Regions of Southern Ukraine

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Director at the Private Higher Educational Institution, Financial-Legal College, Kyiv, Ukraine.

2 President of the Interregional Academy of Personnel Management, Kyiv, Ukraine.

3 Head of the Development Strategy Implementation Department, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kiev, Kyiv, Ukraine.

4 Department of Constitutional Law and Local Self-Government, Koretsky Institute of State and Law of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv.

5 Department of Law Enforcement and Anti-Corruption Activities, Interregional Academy of Personnel Management, Kyiv, Ukraine.


The purpose of this study is theoretical and methodological substantiation, deepening of the conceptual provisions and development of the scientific and practical recommendations on the formation of mechanisms for crime prevention in the border regions of the southern of Ukraine. The relevance of this study is due to the need to solve the problem crime by introducing precautionary measures in the border regions of the southern of Ukraine (Bondarenko et al., 2021).The study proved the direct dependence of the level and intensity of crime on the proximity of areas to areas of significant social and criminological tension, to areas of instability and armed conflict, which contributes to the militarization of the population and increasing psychological preparedness for conflict and its antisocial methods (Iatsyshyn et al., 2020). It is established that in the border regions of the south of Ukraine the growth of criminal crime for the studied period significantly exceeds the data for Ukraine.
The threats to irredentism and separatism, international terrorism, organized crime of a transnational global scale are real for the southern regions of Ukraine: economic smuggling, smuggling of weapons, ammunition and means of terror, drug trafficking, unregulated migration, trafficking in human beings and their organs.
Priorities for Ukraine have been set task of crime prevention: introduction of the newest technologies of protection of a law and order, attraction of scientific and industrial potential of regions, establishment of coordination and interaction between subjects of maintenance of frontier safety at all levels (frontier, national, interstate and international) and cross-border interaction with the international organizations of fight against organized crime.
Based on international experience, crime prevention measures in the border regions of southern Ukraine are proposed in the following areas: general social precautionary measures; special criminological precautions;international cooperation in the development of cross-border cooperation;introduction of automated security systems and crime prevention; informational and educational activities of formationlegal culture among the population and the public


Aliverti A. (2014). Making people criminal: The role of the criminal law in immigration enforcement. Theoretical Criminology 16(4): 417–434.
Babenko, V., Nakisko, O., Latynin, M., Rudenko, S., Lomovskykh, L., and Girzheva, O. (2019). Procedure of Identifying of the Parameters of the Model of Management of Technological Innovations in Economic Systems, 2019 IEEE International Scientific-Practical Conference Problems of Infocommunications, Science and Technology, PIC S and T 2019, Proceedings 9061259, pp. 324-328.
Begma, V.M., Lutsik, J.O., Skurinevska, L.V., Tkach, I.M., Trehubenko, S.S., Ulianov, K.Y. (2019). Events identification and risks evaluation in the process of planning of risk-oriented internal audit. Espacios, 40 (38), art. no. 15.
Bersten, M. (1990). Defining organised crime in Australia and the USA. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 23 (1): 39-59.
Bondarenko S., Ivanchenkova L., Okhrimenko O., Zybareva O., Karpitskaya M., Huz M. (2020). Risk Management of Enterprise Restructuring Strategy. International Journal of Advanced Research in Engineering and Technology. 11(5). 14-25.
Bondarenko S., Tkach I., Drobotov S., Mysyk A., Plutytska K. (2021). National Resilience as a Determinant of National Security of Ukraine. Journal of Optimization in Industrial Engineering. 14 (1), Winter & Spring. 111-117.
Bullock, K. and Lister, S. (2014). Post-conviction confiscation of assets in England and Wales: rhetoric and reality. In: King, C. and Walker, C. (Eds.) Dirty Assets: Emerging Issues in the Regulation of Criminal and Terrorist Assets. Farnham: Ashgate.
Chacón J.M. (2009). Managing migration through crime. Columbia Law Review 109: 135–184.
Crime prevention strategy (2015–2017). URL: Crime_Prevention_Strategy_2.
Crime Prevention Strategy in the Czech Republic for 2016 to 2020. URL: https:// en-pdf.asp...
Criminal Code and Criminal Procedures Code of Ukraine. URL:
Drives for Strategic development of the Regions of southern Ukraine. NISS. (2020). URL:
Eagly I. (2011). Local immigration prosecution: A study of Arizona before SB 1070. UCLA Law Review 58: 1749–1817.
European Crime Prevention Network. URL:
Fekete L. and Webber F. (2010). Foreign nationals, enemy penology and the criminal justice system. Race and Class 51(4): 1–25.
Gontareva, I., Babenko, V., Yevtushenko, V., Voloshko, N., & Oliynyk, Y. (2020). Efficiency of Information Management and Analysis for Industrial Entrepreneurship. Journal of Information Technology Management, 12(3), 4-13.
Hawkins K. (2003). Order rationality and silence: Some reflections on criminal justice decisionmaking. Gelsthorpe L., Padfield N. Exercising Discretion. Decision-Making in the Criminal Justice System and Beyond. London: Routledge, 186.
Holovatyi, M. (2014). Multiculturalism as a means of nations and countries interethnic unity achieving. Economic Annals-XXI, 11-12, 15-18.
Iatsyshyn, A. V., Kovach, V. O., Romanenko, Y. O., Deinega, I. I., Iatsyshyn, A. V., Popov, O. O., Lytvynova, S. H. (2020). Application of augmented reality technologies for preparation of specialists of new technological era. Paper presented at the CEUR Workshop Proceedings, 2547 181-200.
Kuznetsov, A., Smirnov, O., Gorbacheva, L., Babenko, V. (2020). Hiding data in images using a pseudo-random sequence. CEUR Workshop Proceedings, 2608, 646-660.
Laycock, G. (2010). Foreword. In: Bullock, K., Clarke, RV. and Tilley, N. (Eds.) Situational Prevention of Organised Crimes. Cullompton: Willan.
Levi, M. (1998). Perspectives on ‘organised crime’: an overview. The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, 37 (4): 335-345.
Lisakafu J. (2018). Interregionalism and police cooperation against cross-border crime in East Africa: Challenges and prospects. South African Journal of International Affairs. 25. 563–579.
Maltz, M. (1976). On defining organised crime: the development of a definition and a typology, Crime and Delinquency, 22 (3): 338-346.
Mitsilegas V (2015) The Criminalization of Migration in Europe. Challenges for Human Rights and the Rule of Law. London: Springer.
Modern Crime Prevention Strategy. URL: modern-crime-prevention-strategy
Official Annual Cybercrime Report (2019). URL: Official-Annual-Cybercrime-Report.pdf
Ottawa street violence & gang strategy 2017–2020. URL: 4322053-Ottawa-Street-Violenc.
Safe Cities Index 2019 NEC: Building smart, safe cities. URL :
Schneider C.E. (1992). Discretion and rules: A lawyer’s view. In: Hawkins K (ed.) The Uses of Discretion. Oxford: Clarendon Press.
Scottish Government (2009). Letting Our Communities Flourish: A Strategy for Tackling Serious Organised Crime in Scotland. URL:
Shvets, V. Y., Rozdobudko, E. V., & Solomina, G. V. (2013). Aggregated methodology of multicriterion economic and ecological examination of the ecologically oriented investment projects. Naukovyi Visnyk Natsionalnoho Hirnychoho Universytetu, 3, 139-144.
State Border Guard Service of Ukraine, results of 2018. URL:
Statistical information of the Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine. URL :
Sudomyr S., Niziaieva V., Lutay L., Prodanova L., Havryliuk O., Sherstyukova K. (2020). Methods And Techniques Of Motivation Of Subjects Of Regional Economy For Innovative Improvement. Iternational Journal of Scientific & Technology Research. 9(3). 1196-11200.
Tromp, J.G., Le, D.‐N., Van Le, C. and Babenko, V. (2020). Enterprise Innovation Management in Industry 4.0. In Emerging Extended Reality Technologies for Industry 4.0 (eds J.G. Tromp, D.‐N. Le and C. Le). doi: 10.1002/9781119654674.ch9
UK cyber security community. URL: community#techuk
Uniform Crime Reporting / UCR program. URL:
United Nations E/CN.15/2017/10. Economic and Social Council. Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice. URL: statistics/crime/ccpj/World_crime_trends_emerging_issues_R.pdf
Van der Woude MAH and Van Berlo P (2015) Crimmigration at the internal borders of Europe? Examining the Schengen Governance Package. Utrecht Law Review 11(1): 61–79.