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Law enforcement trends at the stage of initiating a criminal case (empirical analysis)


The study object is the criminal procedure activities main directions of the preliminary investigation bodies at the stage of initiating a criminal case. The study is built in an inductive order (from facts to conclusions) and is aimed at solving a key research task – to identify objective trends in law enforcement at this criminal process stage. The main empirical basis of the study was the data of federal and departmental statistical observations on the number of incoming reports of crimes, the results of their verification, the stability of procedural decisions to refuse and initiate criminal proceedings, the effectiveness of prosecutorial supervision, departmental (procedural) and judicial control over the validity and legality of these decisions. Along with certain problems, a generally positive dynamics of law enforcement at the stage of initiating a criminal case has been established. The thesis of a number of scientists about the alleged inefficiency of the existing procedural mechanisms for checking reports of a crime and the need to abandon the institute of initiating a criminal case is refuted.


empirical studies of law, a crime reporting, initiation of a criminal case, quality of criminal procedure activity

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