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Akinina N.

Return to the Institute of Administrative Prejudice in the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation

Keywords: administrative prejudice, administrative offence, effectiveness of a criminal law

The article gives analyses of reasons for the return of administrative prejudice institute in the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation. The given institute evokes a controversial opinion among researchers. There are opinions of scientists that repetition of an offense is not able to turn it into a qualitatively new phenomenon. And this phenomenon cannot require its criminal-legal regulation. However, social practice faced with the following. It is often rather difficult to establish the distinction between social danger of a crime and harmfulness of an administrative offence. This is particularly manifested in offences with crime-forming signs of evaluative character. For this reason, in recent times the range of such acts according to the rule of administrative preclusion has been growing. According to supporters of administrative prejudice, it could contribute to the effectiveness of the criminal law through clearer differentiation of crimes and administrative offences. In addition, introduction of compounds with these essential elements was motivated by the desire of the legislator to pursue a liberal policy of the criminal law. This structure allows to bring initially to administrative responsibility, and only then – to criminal one.


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Akinina Nataliya
candidate of law, constitutional, administrative, municipal law department head, Ugra State University, Russia, Khanty-Mansyisk (

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Akinina N. Return to the Institute of Administrative Prejudice in the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation [Electronic resource] // Oeconomia et Jus. – 2017. – №4. P. 1-6. – URL: