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Place where neonaticide was committed as a feature of the objective side of the crime

Journal: RUDN Journal of Law (Vol.27, No. 4)

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Authors : ; ; ;

Page : 984-1006

Keywords : neonaticide; newborn; objective side; place; crime; infanticide; Russian Federation; court;

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Is devoted to the study of the place of the murder by the mother of a newborn child as a feature of the objective side of the crime. The paper provides a detailed analysis of the crime scene from the legal, criminological and geographical points of view. Consider separately the place of birth of the child, the place of the murder of the newborn, the places of burial and the discovery of the body of the neonate. Text analysis of court decisions in criminal cases incriminated under Article 106 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation is used as the main method of scientific research. Statistical and geographical methods contribute to study the data on crimes under Article 106 of the Criminal Code, as well as comparative-legal method is used in the study of the act from a criminal law point of view. Conclude that most frequent cases of newborns murder are committed by mothers in regions of Russia with high population density - most often in Central Russia, the North Caucasus, the Volga region, the Kama region and Southern Siberia. In almost half of the cases, this crime is committed in rural settlements. The research shows certain consistency between the high number of committed crimes related to the murder of a newborn child by a mother, the level of income of the population and the level of socio-economic development of the regions. Most often, the place of committing the above acts is a dwelling (house, apartment and bathrooms in them), about 1/4 of the crimes are committed in the yard and/or outbuildings located in it. The authors distinguish separately the places where the bodies of murdered neonates are found, since the place of the crime and the place where the corpse of an infant is found differ due to the desire of recently delivered women to conceal the fact of murdering. Apart from the house, the most common places a newborn corpse is found are garbage dumps, containers and garbage cans, as well as pit latrines and abandoned places in the street.

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