The Ombudsman of the Russian Federation Tatiana Moskalkova called for the introduction into Russian law of the concept of a new criminal offense. In her opinion, it will largely remove the problem of re-socialization of prisoners.
As explained Moskalkova, words which passes the Agency “Moscow” a criminal offense will serve as a bridge between administrative and criminal offence. The misconduct can be attributed to the current crimes of small and moderate severity, and will result in punishment of person in any case will suffer, but it will not have a criminal record that will facilitate his subsequent reintegration into society, as he will not have a criminal conviction.
As an example of misconduct Moskalkova has led disorderly conduct or simple theft, and many crimes, the punishment for which is not more than three years in prison.
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Note that the discussion on the necessity of the appearance in the Russian legislation “criminal offence” is a long time with references to foreign experience of the countries of the European Union, for example, and Kazakhstan, where this concept appeared two years ago.
In Kazakhstan, for certain administrative offences were “upgraded” to the criminal offenses that were motivated both by the need for more lengthy proceedings and the benefit of the accused: in this case, they were given the right to defence and legal protection.
Thus for misdemeanors, the court may order the arrest, but not imprisonment, which eliminates criminal record. In addition, in the case of offenses stipulated in the principle of milder penalties than criminal offences.