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Преследование как новый вид уголовно-наказуемого деяния.

Барышева К. А.

The article analyses the norms of criminal legislation of foreign countries which provides liability for harassment (stalking). Stalking is a set of systematic actions, such as spying, following the victims, making unwanted calls, letters, gifts, messages, harassment through the Internet, scouting information on the identity, use data about the person to exert a psychological impact on the victim, causing discomfort, stress, a sense of fear. Criminal law prohibition on stalking applies in many countries, such as Germany, Poland, USA, UK, Canada, Australia, India, etc. The legislators of foreign countries respond to the needs of citizens and made decisions to change the Criminal law in order to protect the interests of the individual. The decision is based on monitoring and analysis of the situation prevailing in society, responding to strain and deviant behavior. The author analyses the corpus delicti of stalking, determines the social danger of the crime and the possibility of including the criminal liability for stalking in Russia.