The Supreme court proposes to introduce in law the concept of criminal misconduct
The Supreme court offers to translate in the category of criminal misdemeanor minor offenses that are not punishable by imprisonment. The draft of amendments approved Tuesday by the Plenum of the Supreme court.
The meaning of the proposed changes is that the person has committed a criminal offense are exempt from criminal liability in connection with the application to it of measures of criminal-legal nature, such as the receipt of a fine, compulsory or correctional labour. The main thing — the penalty for a criminal offense not involve a criminal record and the related legal consequences, said the Chairman of the Supreme court Vladimir Davydov.
According to his calculations, in the UK more than 40 crimes that fall into the category of criminal offence, including such economic crimes as illegal enterprise or illegal banking activities (but without “aggravating”). All in all, in such compositions last year condemned more than 40,000 people. Kazakhstan has gone further, said Davydov: it is the category of the criminal offence into the crimes for which faces up to a year in prison.
The Chairman of the Supreme court does not exclude that in Russia it will be possible to expand the jurisdiction of the criminal offense, if the first experience of application of such a rule will be successful.
The Supreme court has estimated that as a result in July of last year amendments to the criminal code extending the list of grounds for excluding criminal responsibility, in the first half of 2017 terminated the criminal prosecution of 7335 persons, but it cannot be considered sufficient.