THE INFLUENCE OF PSYCHOACTIVE SUBSTANCES ON THE COMMISSION OF THE CRIME OF ROBBERY
Keywords:robbery, psychoactive substances, drugs, motivation, targets / objects, crime prevention
Robberies are the most serious crimes in the group of criminal offenses against property. Their specificity in relation to other criminal acts against property is precisely in their complexity, which is determined by the significance of the protected property (object of protection), the frequency, extent and intensity of the resulting consequences. A significant number of acts are performed by those who are the primary stimulant factor in the drug. The aim of this research was to examine the drug's impact on the robbery, its frequency and the possible behavior of the perpetrator in various circumstances in the execution of this criminal offense. The research was designed as a cross section study. The sample consisted of 120 perpetrators of the criminal offense of Robbery and severe cases of robbery and robbery, who were in the Sremska Mitrovica Penitentiary for serving the sentence of imprisonment. The data was collected by anonymous interviewing. The results show that a significant number of perpetrators, as permanent addicts, commit the aforementioned offenses under the influence of psychoactive substances. Also, in specific situations that may occur during the commission of the aforementioned criminal offenses, they are more willing to give up their execution than those who are not dependent on any substance.
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