Prevention of domestic violence against the elderly

  • O. O. Volodina Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University
  • T. M. Malynovska Kharkiv National University of Internal Affairs
Keywords: domestic violence, elderly person, health and life of a person, prevention


Domestic violence is one of the most common forms of human rights violations. Illegal actions against a family member are in most cases accompanied by acts of aggression, humiliation and abuse. Such actions by the abuser lead to a negative physical, mental and social health of the victim or several members of the family. As a rule, women, children and the elderly suffer the most from domestic violence.

The state is the main actor in combating violence, and public authorities should help to create the environment of non-violence by taking the necessary measures and creating the system of protection of victims, punishment of perpetrators and prevention of violence.

Despite the existing regulatory provision in the field of combating and protecting the rights and interests of victims of domestic violence, as well as a wide range of scientific papers focused on various aspects in this area, the problem of domestic violence remains relevant and needs theoretical clarification and justification.

The purpose of the article is to determine the causes of the origin of domestic violence against the elderly, to analyze the forms for the commission of violence against persons of this category, to focus on the wide scale of this issue, preventive measures and the need to create an information base (statistics) of victims. The introduction of an information database (statistics accounting) of victims suffered from domestic violence will ensure unimpeded access for employees of the National Police, territorial centers of social services and medical institutions to information about the victims. Inquiries and reports will make it possible to quickly and efficiently update the information and keep differentiated statistical records of such persons.


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Author Biographies

O. O. Volodina, Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University

Department of criminal law No. 2 (associate professor);
Candidate (Ph.D.) of Juridical Sciences, Docen.

T. M. Malynovska, Kharkiv National University of Internal Affairs

Research laboratory for combating crime (leading researcher);
Candidate (Ph.D.) of Juridical Sciences, Docent.


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How to Cite
Volodina, O. O. and Malynovska, T. M. (2020) “ Prevention of domestic violence against the elderly”, Law and Safety, 77(2), pp. 81-85. doi: 10.32631/pb.2020.2.11.