UDK 343.541/.546(497.11)
Biblid: 1451-3188, 15 (2016)
Vol. 16, No 55, str. 72-94

Izvorni naučni rad
Primljeno: 01 Jan 1970
Prihvaćeno: 01 Jan 1970


Jovašević Dragan (Правни факултет Универзитета у Нишу), jovas@prafak.ni.ac.rs

The new legislation of the Republic of Serbia (after novellas from 2009), prescribed the criminal responsibility and punishment for crimes against sexual freedom of juveniles. The legislation provides different forms of abuse of children and sexual freedom of minors, in particular by taking advantage of their lack of physical and mental maturity. In this way, individuals - as the perpetrators of these crimes do or cause or inflame their sexual instincts to the detriment of the interests of children and minors, but also are hurting sexual morality of society. European standards established by the Council of Europe Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse were adopted on 25 October 2007 in Lanzarote, as well as a number of other European documents sanctioning such crimes. In the paper, the author analyzes the core characteristics of crimes against sexual freedom of minors in Serbian law, as well as the system of special criminal measures against the perpetrators of these acts and the degree of compliance with European standards.

Ključne reči: juveniles, sexual freedom, European documents, defense, criminal offense, liability penalty