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Manova N.S. The Role of the Prosecutor in Coordinating the Activities of the Bodies of Inquiry and Preliminary Investigation in the Implementation of Criminal Prosecution

DOI: https://doi.org/10.15688/lc.jvolsu.2021.2.2

Nina S. Manova, Doctor of Sciences (Jurisprudence), Professor, Head of Department of Criminal Procedure, Saratov State Law Academy, Volskaya St, 1, 410056 Saratov, Russian Federation, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2755-2070


Introduction: one of the most influential actors in the system of law enforcement agencies of any state, in any system of criminal proceedings, is the prosecutor; in this connection, the purpose of the work was to study his role in coordinating the activities of the bodies of inquiry and preliminary investigation in the implementation of criminal prosecution. Methods: the methodological framework for the work consists of the general scientific (dialectical, systemic, structural-functional, logical, etc.) and the specific scientific (formal-legal, comparative-legal, etc.) research methods. Results: the author’s position presented in the paper is based on the analysis of the legislative regulation, the knowledge accumulated in the theory of the criminal procedure and practical experience of the coordination and personal implementation of the criminal prosecution activities by the prosecutor in the pretrial stages of the criminal process. Conclusions: as a result of the study, the role of the prosecutor as the organizer and head of the criminal prosecution carried out by the inquirer and the investigator is justified; the mistakes made in reforming the procedural position of the prosecutor in pre-trial proceedings are revealed; the essential components in the real model of the prosecutor’s activity that were not taken into account by the legislator are identified: the nature of the prosecutor’s relationships with other participants in the process and his key role in the implementation of criminal prosecution (his responsibility for the legality of the pre-trial criminal prosecution, and the duty to maintain the public prosecution in court).

Key words: role of the prosecutor in pre-trial proceedings, functions of the prosecutor, coordination of criminal prosecution activities, participation of the prosecutor in criminal prosecution, discretionary powers of the prosecutor.

Citation. Manova N.S. The Role of the Prosecutor in Coordinating the Activities of the Bodies of Inquiry and Preliminary Investigation in the Implementation of Criminal Prosecution. Legal Concept = Pravovaya paradigma, 2021, vol. 20, no. 2, pp. 12-20. (in Russian). DOI: https://doi.org/10.15688/lc.jvolsu.2021.2.2

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