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Criminal Legal Statutes: Concept and Features


Denis Aleksandrovich Garbatovich – Candidate of Science (Law), Associate Professor of Criminal Law, Criminology and Criminal Penal Law Department, South Ural State University (Chelyabinsk). E-mail:


Problems and Questions of Criminal Law, Criminal Justice and Criminalistics


The article deals with the analysis of the concept and features of a criminal legal statute. Inaccuracy and incorrectness of several notions of criminal legal statute are marked in the article; the following conventional features of criminal legal statute are litigated: 1) criminal legal statute is an obligatory rule of behaviour and official order; 2) the provision of criminal law is prescribed by the criminal law and is the only source of criminal law, and criminal law determines crime type and penalties for the actions; 3) criminal legal statute identifies rights and obligations due to crimes committed;
4) criminal legal statutes are assured by the state coercion by means of possibility to impose criminal penalty.


criminal legal provision, features of legal statutes.

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