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The difinition of "organized crime group", "criminal community", "criminal organization" in Russian criminal legiclation

BRICS Law Review. 2015. No. 1. P. 199-212.

«Organized crime activity» is the definition, which is known all over the world. However, in each state organized crime activity is represented by notions, which are captured in national criminal legislation. Moreover, experts not always know about these definitions and about their differences between each other. Information exchange on this matter can be very useful for the national legislation improvement and its unification with international norms and for scientific research development.

The results of conducted research where issues are connected with identification such definitions as “organized crime group”, “criminal community”, “criminal organization” in Criminal Code of Russia are represented in the article from different positions (legislative, scientific and practical).

Besides law-enforcement authority, practice of crime investigation committed in organized forms was analyzed. On this basis, existed problems and contradictions are emphasized and analyzed.

Also established traditions of organized crime research by Russian criminal science (criminal law, criminology, criminalistics) are mentioned in the article.

The research of definitions, which are connected with organized crime and used in different legal systems, is the first step to further study of organized crime phenomenon. The development of international unified legislation and methodological recommendations of crime investigation, which are committed in organized forms, will be investigated in future.