Author (s): Kuznetsov O. O, Puzyrevskyi M.V., Tahiev S.R.

Work place:

Kuznetsov O.,

Senior Lecturer of the Department of Tactical and Special Training,

Academy of the State Penitentiary Service, Chernihiv, Ukraine

ORCID: 0000-0002-1064-9116

Puzyrevskyi M. V.,

Head of the cabinet of the Department of Tactical and Special Training,

Academy of the State Penitentiary Service, Chernihiv, Ukraine;

ORCID: 0000-0001-8835-3238

Tahiiev S.R.,

Ph.D. in Law, Honored Lawyer of Ukraine,

Head of the Department Criminal, Criminal and Executive Law and Criminology,

Academy of the State Penitentiary Service, Chernihiv, Ukraine.

Language: Ukrainian

Scientific Herald of Sivershchyna. Series: Law 2020 No 1(9): 104-113


This article highlights the importance of the establishment of a probation service in Ukraine. Offences committed by citizens who, as a part of society, often provoked by certain circumstances. Persons who have not committed serious crimes and realized his guilt should not be isolated, and have the opportunity diligent work to correct their mistakes, on the other hand the environment for the offenders is a responsibility for them. An important factor in the probation service is an element of social rehabilitation of prisoners and reduce the economic burden on society. Probation of Ukraine becoming closer to «European standards». Criminal policy in Ukraine is aimed at saving repression and widespread use (where feasible and appropriate) of punishments not related to imprisonment, given that the consequences of imprisonment are negative both for the person of the convict and for himself of society. It is in this way that the majority of foreign countries are in a country where alternative punishment execution is made by a specialized civil service, which is located outside the police and prison, a probation service. Thus, summarizing our analysis of foreign experience, it is worth noting that in the countries of Western Europe, including the Scandinavian countries, supervisory and probation bodies are organizing within the Ministry of Justice. Probation officers are civil servants. But volunteers can help them to establish contacts, especially in less populated areas. The activity of voluntary supervisors is managing by the probation service. That is why the Scandinavian vector of the development of the probation bodies system is the most expedient example of imitation of Ukraine.

Key words: probation, probation service, correction of convicts, probation supervision and control, re-socialization, penitentiary service, criminal-executive inspection, punishment execution.


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