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The current conditions of the ongoing intra-state socio-economic and political-legal transformations inevitably affect the state, structure and dynamics of ordinary criminal mercenary criminality. The conducted legal analysis confirms the urgency of the development and implementation of new, more sophisticated measures to counter theft, fraud, robbery, robbery and extortion, taking into account the development trends of these crimes against property. The renewed renovation of the Russian state system is accompanied by the adoption of the Concept of Long-Term Social and Economic Development of the Russian Federation, the National Security Strategy of the Russian Federation, which predetermine new directions of the criminal legal policy in minimizing the criminalization of public relations to ensure the security of various forms of ownership. The globalization of law, the changing polycentric world predetermine the expediency of following the universally recognized principles and norms of international law, including those aimed at effectively countering ordinary criminal mercenary criminality. Throughout the evolution of social development, the priority task of each state was the inviolability of property interests. Analysis of the state, structure and dynamics of crimes against property, regulated by Art. 158-1596, 161-163 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, allows us to note the dominant position of ordinary criminal mercenary criminality. In this connection, conclusions are drawn on the trends in the development of the criminal situation, and the estimation of the illegality and collision of modern criminal legislation with regard to the construction of criminal law norms is given. The main directions of the criminal and legal policy in the sphere of novelization of the criminal law on counteracting common criminal mercenary criminality are to be understood. The topical issues of legislative and organizational-practical nature in the field of countering common criminal mercenary criminality are considered.

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Vadim A Avdeev

Ugra State University

Author for correspondence.

Doctor of Legal Sciences, professor of the Department of Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure of the Law Institute of Yugorsk State University

16, Chekhova st., Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia, 628012

Ekaterina V Avdeeva

East-Siberian Institute of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation


Candidate of Legal Sciences, Associate Professor of the Department of Criminal Procedure of the East Siberian Institute of the Ministry of the Interior of the Russian Federation

110, Lermontova st., Irkutsk, Russia, 664074


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