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CURRENT ISSUES OF DEFINITION OF BRIBERY AND COMPLICITY IN IT



A.E. Kozlov
aekozlov1@yandex.ru
Senior Lecturer at Criminal Law Department, State Institute of Economics, Finance, Law and Technologies, PhD in Law
Gatchina

Keywords:

  • bribery
  • crime
  • mediation
  • imaginary mediation
  • complicity
  • The article is devoted to one of the most critical issues being under development in contemporary criminal law – the definition of bribery and complicity in.
    The structure of the article is based on the General-to-Specific approaches with the following principles having been considered and taken into account:
    - bringing out plurality of researchers' views on the matter under discussion;
    - assessment of existing theories describing the issue;
    - introduction of the way of sorting out the problems revealed.
    The study has been performed with the use of the methods of formal logic, analysis and synthesis. The author has offered an illustrative classification of problems in enforcement of criminal law on liability for bribery, which includes the following problems:
    - lack of correct interpretation of the elements of relevant offences subject to their interrelation with other laws, legal regulatory acts along with explanations of the Plenum of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation;
    - difficulties in comparing the actual characteristics of the acts committed with the specified characteristics of corpus bribery;
    - difficulties associated with differentiation between such offences.

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