Yakovleva O.A. Features of the Criminal Identity in Acts of Extremism

DOI: https://doi.org/10.15688/lc.jvolsu.2020.2.12

Olga A. Yakovleva, Candidate of Sciences (Jurisprudence), Associate Professor, Department of Criminal 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. , https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6833-5005

Introduction: the problem of studying the identity of a criminal has always been the focus of criminology, criminal law, criminal procedure, criminalistics and other legal sciences. The criminal identity has individual distinctive features and qualities. The aim of the work is to identify, analyze and evaluate the characteristics of individuals in extremist crimes, and fix them for further use in the law enforcement practice. Methods: the methodological framework for the research is a set of methods of scientific knowledge, among which, first of all, we should mention the methods of system analysis and synthesis. Results: the paper presents a criminological analysis of the criminal identity in acts of extremism. The classification of persons who commit crimes of this group of crimes is determined. The necessity of a comprehensive approach in the development of the state policy in the field of prevention of extremist crime is emphasized. Conclusions: persons who commit crimes of extremism can be divided into several categories: 1) gang delinquents and violent protesters; 2) individuals with religious ideas who are perpetrators of crimes of extremism; 3) persons who provide assistance (including organizational and sponsorship) to the extremist communities and groups, as well as attract extremist criminals for their power purposes.

Key words: extremism, criminal identity, crime committer, acts of extremism, crime.

Citation. Yakovleva O.A. Features of the Criminal Identity in Acts of Extremism. Legal Concept, 2020, vol. 19, no. 2, pp. 84-88. (in Russian). DOI: https://doi.org/10.15688/lc.jvolsu.2020.2.12

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