Powers of the prosecutor during pretrial proceedings to protect the rights of victims of crimes

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The article substantiates the need to change the criminal procedural legislation that regulates the powers of the prosecutor and the status of the victim and gives the prosecutor the right to initiate a criminal case. The proposed changes in the procedural powers of the prosecutor are also considered through the prism of organizing the activities of law enforcement agencies and the impact of statistical reporting indicators on their activities. The experience of prosecutorial and investigative practices and the opinion of distinguished domestic legal scholars are analyzed. The changes proposed by the authors could have a significant positive impact on the work of preliminary investigation bodies and reduce the number of violations committed during preliminary investigation stages. In addition, bringing the status of the prosecutor and the preliminary investigation bodies into a logical procedural position could eliminate unnecessary and inherently harmful corporate competition.

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Lilia R. Komarova

Russian Academy of National Economy and Public Administration under the President of the Russian Federation

Email: kliliar@mail.ru

Russian Federation

Candidate of Legal Sciences, Associate Professor of the Department of Foundations of Law Enforcement Activity at the Institute of Law and National Security

Mikhail V. Kolesov

University of the Prosecutor of the Russian Federation

Author for correspondence.
Email: kolesov.mv@yandex.ru

Russian Federation

Candidate of Law, Professor, Department of Organizational and Analytical Support of Activities and Management in the Prosecutor's Office


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