• Olga Koshevaliska
  • Elena Maksimova


The presence of a woman in the criminal records inevitably requires the

need for a detailed analysis of the criminological characteristics of every

crime in which she is registered as a perpetrator. The trend of increasing

such representation is evident both on a global scale and on a local level.

Emancipation entails its negative effects in the direction of increasing

women's presence as offenders. Normally, the shape, dynamics,

structure and frequency change according to the lifetime, but the

determination of the woman to engage in illicit behavior is strengthened.

Analyzing the type of criminal acts that a today woman performs, we

must mention that they are obligatory divided into two basic groups,

accordingly the separation of criminal acts on the basis of the subject.

They are, delicta communia and delicta propria. Starting from the

second ones, that is, from the special offenses, we must start with a

phenomenological analysis of the crimes in which, according to our

legislation, only the woman can appear as a perpetrator, in this case the

mother. The killing of a child at birth (or more commonly known as

infanticide) is an occurrence dating back to the ancient epoch, and along

with changing the shape, causes, or way of practicing, it persists to this

day. Analyzing the criminological aspects of the phenomenon, in its

phenomenology and etiology, we provide a more detailed introduction

to it and we are setting the possibilities for its prevention and treatment

in practice.

May 21, 2019
How to Cite
KOSHEVALISKA, Olga; MAKSIMOVA, Elena. CRIMINOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF THE KILLING A CHILD AT BIRTH COMMITED BY A WOMAN. Proceedings of the International Scientific Conference "Social Changes in the Global World", [S.l.], v. 1, n. 5, p. 561-579, may 2019. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 15 aug. 2020.