Yashin Andrei Vladimirovich, Candidate of juridical sciences, associate professor, sub-department of law enforcement, Penza State University (40 Krasnaya street, Penza, Russia), email@example.com
Background. Problems of ineffective protection of participants of criminal proceedings have recently become very acute in the Russian Federation. In this regard, there are certain difficulties of normal administration of justice as victims, witnesses, and, frequently, suspects and accused persons are afraid to testify in criminal cases and present evidence. One of means of preventing the crimes under consideration is criminal legal protection. However, the criminal law does not provide protection for all participants of criminal proceedings, which is a significant gap in the criminal law. The purpose of the article is to suggest changes and amendments to the Criminal Code, which would optimize adequate protection of participants of criminal proceedings against criminal offenses.
Materials and methods. The article analyzes the norms of criminal procedure legislation devoted to protect participants of criminal proceedings. besides that, the research included a survey of more than 1,300 participants of criminal processes.
Results. The research results show that it is necessary to carry out criminal legal protection of those participants of criminal proceedings uncovered by the articles of the Criminal Code, namely, such as executives of investigative bodies, heads of inquiry departments and private prosecutors.
Conclusions. Based on the research results, the author proposes to amend and add certain articles of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation.
crime, participants of criminal proceedings, prevention of crimes, executive of an investigative body, head of inquiry department, private prosecutor.
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