Journal of Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues (Print ISSN: 1544-0036; Online ISSN: 1544-0044)


Problems of Classification of Criminal Offenses Related to Corruption

Author(s): Andrii Borovyk, Oleksandr Kolb, Yaroslav Likhovitskyy, Volodymyr Atamanchuk, Roman Tomma

Description: The article deals with the problematic issues with regard to the criminal offenses related to corruption in terms of their concept and classification, given the current trends in criminal law of Ukraine. Methodology: The system of general and special methods of scientific knowledge was used to achieve the goal of the article. In particular, the dialectical method, system and structural method, formal and legal method, logical and legal method, modeling method, method of analysis and synthesis were applied in the study. Results of the Study: The necessity of enshrining legislative definition of criminal offenses related to corruption in the relevant provisions of the Criminal Code of Ukraine is emphasized; the features and types of these offenses are outlined. The axiom that corruption offenses and corruption-related offenses are completely different criminal law categories is justified. Practical Implementation: It is proved that the consequences of certain corruptionrelated offenses need to be established in the criminal legislation. Furthermore, the Law of Ukraine “On Corruption Prevention” needs to be supplemented with the terms “requirements”, “prohibitions” and “restrictions”. Value/Originality: The authors’ definition of the concept “criminal offenses related to corruption” is offered and justified