Effectiveness standards for investigation of corruption crimes: Theory and practice

Keywords: criminal proceeding, tasks of a criminal proceeding, pre-trial investigation, standards of investigation, investigation effectiveness, investigation of corruption crimes.

Abstract

The article deals with development of a doctrinal system of effectiveness standards for the investigation of corruption crimes. The study used a number of philosophical, general scientific and specific methods of gaining scientific knowledge, including: dialectical method, hermeneutic method, method of systemic and structural analysis, methods of analysis and synthesis, functional method, formal legal method and modeling method. It is proposed to define the investigation effectiveness as the feature of pre-trial investigation, which is characterized by the ability to achieve the tasks envisioned in Art. 2 of the CPC of Ukraine (Law No. 4651-VI, 2012) and can be assessed by checking the number of objectively necessary procedural actions and the effectiveness of making intermediate and final procedural decisions. It is emphasized that the general standards of investigation effectiveness, formulated by the case law of the ECHR, are partially taken into account in Art. 2 of the CPC of Ukraine (Law No. 4651-VI, 2012) through stating the need of investigation being efficient, complete and impartial. The authors formulate scientific approaches to determining the main criteria for the effectiveness of pre-trial investigation of corruption crimes.

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Author Biographies

Oleksandr Ostrohliad, State University “Zhytomyr Polytechnic”, Zhytomyr, Ukraine.

Ph.D in Law, Associate Professor of Law and Law enforcement activity Department, State University “Zhytomyr Polytechnic”,Zhytomyr, Ukraine.

Oleksandr Torbas, National University “Odesa Law Academy”, Odesa, Ukraine.

Ph.D in Law, Associate Professor of Criminal Procedure, Detective and Operational-Search Activity Department, National University “Odesa Law Academy”, Odesa, Ukraine.

Viktor Zavtur, National University «Odesa Law Academy», Odesa, Ukraine.

Ph.D in Law, Senior Lecturer of Criminal Procedure, Detective and Operational-Search Activity Department, National University «Odesa Law Academy», Odesa, Ukraine.

Vladyslav Sydorchuk, National University «Odesa Law Academy», Odesa, Ukraine.

PhD student of Criminal Procedure, Detective and Operational-Search Activity Department, National University «Odesa Law Academy», Odesa, Ukraine.

Oleh Fedoriv, Lviv State University of Internal Affairs, Lviv, Ukraine.

PhD student of the Department of Criminal Law Disciplines, Institute of Law, Lviv State University of Internal Affairs, Lviv, Ukraine.

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Published
2021-09-29
How to Cite
Ostrohliad, O., Torbas, O., Zavtur, V., Sydorchuk, V., & Fedoriv, O. (2021). Effectiveness standards for investigation of corruption crimes: Theory and practice. Amazonia Investiga, 10(44), 295-306. https://doi.org/10.34069/AI/2021.44.08.29
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