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Effectiveness of Forensic Computer Modeling for Predicting Wartime Crimes

Yurii Yelaiev1, Ihor Fedchak2, Volodymyr Senyk3, Dmytro Tymchyshyn4 & Pavlo Nazarenko5


This article emphasises the importance of computer models in forensics and their potential for predicting criminal activity and preventing offences in the context of military confrontation. The purpose of this paper is to determine the possibility of using computer models to analyse and predict criminal activity during military confrontation. The research employed the following methods: historical method of studying law, logical approach, qualitative method, method of analysis, and method of legal modelling. The study found that forensic modelling
is mainly used at the pre-trial investigation or trial stage. The analysis of modern armed conflicts gives grounds to conclude about the high efficiency of computer modelling in preventing wartime crimes. The academic novelty is the obtained results of using computer modelling to prevent potential offences as opposed to its widespread use at the stage of pre-trial investigation. The research prospects include the possibility of the potential study of forensic computer modelling algorithms for accurate prediction of types of offences during the war.

Keywords: Computer modelling, forensics, armed conflict, criminal offence, international courts.