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2014 Jurid. Sci. 41 (2014)
Vandalism on Objects of Cultural Heritage

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      Aleksandrenko 0. V.
      Ph.D. of Law, Associate Professor,
      Associate Professor of Chair of Pre -trial investigation
      of National Academy of Internal Affairs
      Veselovska N. 0.
      National Academy of Management

      Problem statement. One of the cultural policy priorities for all countries in
the world is the protection of cultural heritage.
      At present, Ukraine has not diminished the impact of negative social
phenomena such as destruction or damage of monuments, unauthorized prospecting
for archaeological sites (so-called <black archeology,>), damaging religious buildings,
the harboring of illegal cult buildings, desecration or destruction of religious saints,
and grave abuse. The severity level causes harm to morality, rights and lawful
interests of citizens, society and the state, exacerbated inter-ethnic, inter-religious
conflicts, the level of anti-Semitism, xenophobia, hatred and mistrust in our
      Although vandalism widely reported by media rarely brings criminals, many
of whom are teenagers, to justice, little attention is paid to the prevention of crime
at the cultural heritage objects.
      Review of literature. In this work, the perspective of Ukrainian scholars such
as V. Maksimov [9, p. 8] 0. Melnychuk [11, p. 6] A. Radziwill [16, p. 123], G. Andres
[5, p. 12] 0. Manaev [10, p. 106] for the definition of the meaning of cultural
heritage, protection of monuments, crime prevention at the sites of cultural
      Hghlighting importance of current research. In this paper, the importance of
understanding the value of cultural heritage, protection, concept, motivations and
the components of vandalism, teenagers participated in acts of vandalism are
encouraged to pay more attention to prevention of crimes against cultural heritage.
      Purpose of the article. The aim of this work is to determine the nature of
existing legislation and scientific developments, content and legal principles of
protection of cultural heritage, to develop evidence-based proposals to fight
vandalism, effective efforts to protect cultural heritage, and the prevention of
crimes in this sphere.
      Monuments of cultural heritage are an integral part of the history of Ukraine.
They contribute to the knowledge of folk art and traditions of the people, they

© Aleksandrenko 0. V., Veselovska N. 0., 2014

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