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Проблемы оценки издержек, связанных с реакцией общества на преступность

The article describes the structure of cost of crime to society. The structure is based on time parameters that represent successive stages of criminological activity. The author defines 3 main elements of crime cost: 1) cost of potential victims, society and state related to expectation of crime; 2) real damage to victims, society and state by individual crimes; 3) costs related to society and authorities’ reaction to individual crimes. The author analyses methodological basis that are required to develop methods to estimate costs related to society and authorities’ reaction to individual crimes (especially, the costs directed to maintenance of authorities that are involved in crime counteraction as well as in other activity. The author suggests his own method of estimation of state costs related to criminal trials. The method is based on time spent on criminal trials (proceedings). The author concludes that it is necessary to develop new regulations on Judges’ workload.