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Muraev P.P., Solovyeva N.A. Criminal Policy in the Sphere of Safety During Preparation and Conduct of Elections to the Bodies of State Power

DOI: https://doi.org/10.15688/lc.jvolsu.2018.2.6

Petr P. Muraev, Candidate of Sciences (Jurisprudence), Associate Professor, Consultant of FED Legal Company, Adzharskaya St., 16/1, 400116 Volgograd, Russian Federation, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Natalya A. Solovyeva, Candidate of Sciences (Jurisprudence), Associate Professor, Head of Department of Criminal Procedure and Criminalistics, Institute of Law, Volgograd State University, Prosp. Universitetsky, 100, 400062 Volgograd, Russian Federation, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Introduction: the criminal law policy is of great importance in law enforcement and represents the work of the state “mechanism” for planning activities of state scale and implementing the planned activities aimed at prevention and disclosure of crimes by improving the criminal law legislation and its application in practice. The policy of combating administrative offenses and crimes shall be based on recognizingthe primacy of crime prevention overthe “punitive”policy, i.e. the reaction to already committed crimes. In this regard, the authors of the article set a goal to determine the current state of the criminal law foundations of the activities of the internal affairs bodies of the Russian Federation and the Federal National Guard Troops Service to ensure the electoral rights of citizens and to assist electoral authorities in the conduct of elections. Results: the result of the work has been the author’s standpointon the issue under study, based on the data of the sociological survey, the opinion of the academic community, based on the practical experience. Conclusions: the current state of the administrative and criminal law bases of activity of the considered structures allows carrying out safe and objective elections to the public authorities. However, increasing the efficiency of its use in certain areas requires further development in organizational and tactical, logistical, managerial and other areas. 

Key words: security of the constitutional system, mechanism of the criminal law regulation, liberal democratic foundations, directions of implementing the legal framework in preparation and conduct of elections.

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