Problematic aspects of the conduct of covert investigative (search) actions by the authorized criminal police officers within the framework of criminal investigation

Keywords: covert investigative (search) actions; criminal investigation; operative and investigative measures; police officers; pre-trial investigation; support.

Abstract

The purpose of the article is to identify and analyze the problematic aspects of conducting covert investigative (search) actions by authorized criminal police officers within the framework of criminal investigation. Research methodology includes the use of general scientific and special methods of scientific knowledge, including general and specific ones: historical and legal, system and structural, formal and logical, analysis, content analysis, logical. Results of the research. The essence of the concept of "operational and investigative support" was defined. The content of tacit activities related to interference in private communication and other undercover actions was characterized. Practical meaning. Problematic aspects of performing of covert investigative (search) actions by criminal police officers during operational and investigative support for criminal proceedings were highlighted. Value/originality. A conclusion was made on the need to improve Article 246 of the Criminal Procedure Code of Ukraine concerning the category of persons who can be involved in conducting tacit measures and identification of authorized operational units, which are entitled to perform such activities.

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Author Biographies

Yevhen Khyzhniak, National University "Odessa Law Academy", Ukraine.

Ph.D. in Law, Associate Professor, Dean of the Faculty of Advocacy and Anti-Corruption Activities of the National University "Odessa Law Academy", Ukraine.

Sergii Chyzh, Kharkiv National University of Internal Affairs, Ukraine.

Ph.D in Law, Senior Lecturer of the Department of Preinvestigative and Detective activity of Kharkiv National University of Internal Affairs, Ukraine.

Dmytro Kucherov, National University «Odesa Law Academy», Ukraine.

Postgraduate Student of the Department of Criminal Procedure, Detective and Operational Activities of the National University «Odesa Law Academy», Ukraine.

Dmytro Tsybulskyi, National University "Odessa Law Academy", Ukraine.

Postgraduate Student of the Department of Criminalistics of the National University "Odessa Law Academy", Ukraine.

Yuliia Shyshatska, National University «Odesa Law Academy», Ukraine.

Postgraduate Student of the Department of Criminal Procedure, Detective and Operational Activities of the National University «Odesa Law Academy», Ukraine.

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Published
2022-12-30
How to Cite
Khyzhniak, Y., Chyzh, S., Kucherov, D., Tsybulskyi, D., & Shyshatska, Y. (2022). Problematic aspects of the conduct of covert investigative (search) actions by the authorized criminal police officers within the framework of criminal investigation. Amazonia Investiga, 11(60), 121-128. https://doi.org/10.34069/AI/2022.60.12.12
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