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Compensation of Damage in Criminal Proceeding in Ukraine Compared with Foreign Countries

Petro M. Malanchuk Yaryna V. Vereshchaka

In the article a main attention is paid to the issue of reparation to the injured, caused by a criminal offense and methods of its compensation through such forms as voluntary compensation, civil suit and at the expense of the State Budget of Ukraine.

The object of this article is the social relations that arise in the process of realization of the right to reimbursing the damage caused by a criminal offense.

In criminal proceedings to reimburse only moral and property damage, physical harm is defined as a set of changes that objectively occurred in a person's state as a result of a criminal offense.

A damage is an objective concept, based on the right and morality and represents the changes that occurred in the property, physical, mental, moral state of a person as a result of committing a crime.

The purpose of this paper is to determine the concept and forms (methods) of compensation of damage in criminal procedure, research international and foreign experience in this sphere.

Ukraine, at the present stage of development, requires to improve the process of reparation in criminal proceedings in accordance with international standards, as well as the application of foreign best practices, because such actions will contribute to improving the mechanism of reimbursing the damage caused by the crimes.

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