Pedophilia in Albania: Isolated Phenomenon or "Epidemic"


  • Aleks Prifti University of Vlora, Ismail Qemali, Vlore, Albania
  • Engjellushe Zenelaj University of Vlora, Ismail Qemali, Vlore, Albania


Pedophilia and sexual abuse offenses against morality and dignity of minors in Albania, presents a serious problem for the actual Albanian society, and to the future generation. Pedophilia is no longer an isolated phenomenon, but has become an "epidemic" of modern society. Other countries of the civilized world are affected by this phenomenon, but that they have the necessary legal mechanisms, social and psychological, and awareness of society which control and mitigate to the maximum of this phenomenon. The paper provides the latest optics on psychosocial aspects, legal and criminological phenomenon of pedophilia in Albania in recent years. From the review and analysis of comparative statistical data of justice and police aim to provide dynamics and trends of pedophilia taken during the study.Through this paper we intend to diagnose psycho-social factors, criminogenic causing the spread of this phenomenon with great impact on the family environment, social and political country. In addition, the article analyzes the problems of law, criminal policy, police preventive aspects, social and psychological measures and the involvement of all stakeholders towards reducing this disturbing phenomenon. In the paper, cases study were taken to several court cases to analyze typical problems that exist in the area of sentencing of some offenders. The paper is realized through a methodological approach combined with official statistical data, case studies, the authors study the profiles of sexual violence against minors, the phenomenology, social and psychological context etc.

DOI: 10.5901/jesr.2013.v3n7p183


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Prifti, A., & Zenelaj, E. (2013). Pedophilia in Albania: Isolated Phenomenon or "Epidemic". Journal of Educational and Social Research, 3(7), 183. Retrieved from