Corruption Crimes and Peculiarities of their Investigation Procedure under Martial Law

Keywords: corruption, corruption crime, investigation, martial law, criminal proceedings.

Abstract

The military aggression of the Russian Federation radically changed the life of every Ukrainian, the main priorities of politicians, and the court trial procedures. But even though the whole country rallied against a common enemy, corruption crimes have not disappeared and continue to be committed. With the introduction of martial law, the criminal procedural legislation and the procedure for investigating corruption crimes have changed. Therefore, it is important to analyze the innovations of corruption legislation, single out the most common crimes, and investigate the peculiarities of the procedure for investigating corruption crimes under martial law. The purpose of the work is the analysis of corruption crimes and the peculiarities of the investigation procedure of corruption crimes under martial law. The research methodology consists of the following methods: dialectical, systemic, historical-legal, comparative-legal, and formal-logical (analysis and synthesis, induction and deduction, proof and refutation, comparison, generalization). During the study of corruption crimes and their investigation in the conditions of military aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine, innovations in anti-corruption legislation and changes in criminal procedural legislation were analyzed. In particular, the peculiarities of carrying out individual investigative actions during the pre-trial investigation were researched. As a result, it was concluded that these actions are necessary and timely to protect the rights of individuals and the effectiveness of criminal procedural legislation.

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Author Biographies

Yuliya Lisitsyna, Lviv State University of Internal Affairs (Ukraine).

Ph.D., Associate Professor of the Department of Criminal and Legal Disciplines of the Law Institute of the Lviv State University of Internal Affairs (Ukraine).

Lyudmila Gurtieva, National University «Odesa Law Academy» (Ukraine).

Ph.D., Associate Professor of the Department of Criminal Procedure, Detective and Operational Research, National University «Odesa Law Academy» (Ukraine).

Andriy Pavlyshyn, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Ukraine.

Ph.D., Associate Professor of the Department of Criminal Procedure and Criminalistics, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Ukraine.

Karina Lukashchuk, National University «Odesa Law Academy» (Ukraine).

Head of the Legal Department, National University «Odesa Law Academy» (Ukraine).

Elnur Zakir Nuriyev, Baku State University, Law faculty (Azerbaijan).

Ph.D. student, Baku State University, Law faculty, Department of Criminal law and Criminology (Azerbaijan).

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Published
2022-08-30
How to Cite
Lisitsyna, Y., Gurtieva, L., Pavlyshyn, A., Lukashchuk, K., & Nuriyev, E. Z. (2022). Corruption Crimes and Peculiarities of their Investigation Procedure under Martial Law. Amazonia Investiga, 11(54), 41-49. https://doi.org/10.34069/AI/2022.54.06.4
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