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In short, the project was coordinated by the Latvian Ministry of Interior and conducted under the European Union programme “Prevention of and Fight against Crime”. The project team developed the concept “exploitative sham marriage” in order to describe the phenomenon studied. Each partner conducted a national research which was coordinated and led by HEUNI. Primarily qualitative data was collected, such as expert and victim interviews in combination with case descriptions from NGOS and embassies. Also statistical information and pre-trial investigation and court material were utilised. The report is written for a large variety of experts and professionals working in the field of anti-trafficking.
  • European Union
  • Estonia
  • Ireland
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Slovakia
  • Trafficking in human beings
  • Research
  • Policy
  • Policy
  • 2016
In the past years, the Slovak Police has repeatedly recorded frauds and other types of criminality committed upon elderly persons via legends. Fraudsters abuse credulity, vulnerability and often the high age or bad health conditions of seniors with the intention to gain cash from them.
  • Slovakia
  • Fraud
  • Good practice
  • Elderly
  • Campaign
  • 2016
This is the Slovakian ECPA entry for 2016. The theme was Prevention of crimes committed on elderly people.
  • Slovakia
  • Fraud
  • Good practice
  • ECPA
  • Elderly
  • Training
  • 2016
The victims of thefts where offenders use some ruse are mostly senior citizens. This is related to their mental state of mind in consequence of ripe old age and with it relating „childish“ overcredulity. Because of their loneliness they have an increased need to communicate even with strangers. Low social status is often the reason that seniors easily believe the unrealistic offers.
  • Slovakia
  • Fraud
  • Good practice
  • Elderly
  • 2017