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Kruglikov A.P. The Prosecutor as a Coordinator of the Law Enforcement Activities in the Fight Against Crime

DOI: https://doi.org/10.15688/lc.jvolsu.2021.2.3

Anatoly P. Kruglikov, Candidate of Sciences (Jurisprudence), Professor, Department of Criminal Procedure and Criminalistics, Honorary Worker of Higher Professional Education of the Russian Federation, 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/0000-0001-8656-3688


Introduction: the paper analyzes some problems of coordinating the activities of the law enforcement agencies in the fight against crime, and the role of the prosecutor in this activity. The author notes that the achievement of significant positive results in the fight against crime is only possible with a clear coordination of the actions of the law enforcement agencies carried out in accordance with the law. These bodies are named in the Regulation on the coordination of the activities of law enforcement agencies in the fight against crime approved by Presidential Decree No. 567 of April 18, 1996, with the subsequent amendments by other Decrees of the President of the Russian Federation, the latest of which is Decree No. 640 of December 31, 2019. Such bodies are: the bodies of internal affairs of the Russian Federation, bodies of the Federal Security Service, troops of the National Guard of the Russian Federation, bodies of the criminal executive system of the Russian Federation, bodies of compulsory enforcement of the Russian Federation, customs bodies of the Russian Federation, investigative bodies of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation and some other bodies. In accordance with Part 1 of Article 8 of the Federal Law “On the Prosecutor’s Office of the Russian Federation”, the activities of the law enforcement agencies to combat crime are coordinated by the Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation, the prosecutors of the subjects of the Russian Federation, cities, districts and other territorial prosecutors, as well as military and other specialized prosecutors equated to them. In accordance with the above-mentioned Provision, the objectives of coordination are to increase the efficiency of fight against crime by developing and implementing coordinated measures by these bodies for the timely detection, solving, suppression and prevention of crimes, eliminating the causes and conditions that contribute to their commission. When writing the work, various methods of scientific knowledge were used: systematicity, analysis, synthesis, the formal-legal one, etc. Results: the author considers the basic principles of coordination of the activities of the law enforcement agencies, its main directions and forms. Conclusions: the practice of coordinating the activities of the law enforcement agencies should be constantly analyzed to study the best practices in the prevention and detection of crimes, the protection of the rights and freedoms of citizens in criminal proceedings, and to take into account the essence of court decisions made based on the results of the reviewed activities.

Key words: coordinator, coordination activity, principles and forms of coordination activity, the role of the prosecutor as a coordinator of the investigated activity.

Citation. Kruglikov A.P. The Prosecutor as a Coordinator of the Law Enforcement Activities in the Fight Against Crime. Legal Concept = Pravovaya paradigma, 2021, vol. 20, no. 2, pp. 21-25. (in Russian). DOI: https://doi.org/10.15688/lc.jvolsu.2021.2.3

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