The Principle of Humanization of the Criminal Policy in Russia in the Context of International Standards

V. Makarov Andrey, S. Zenin Sergey, S. Zhukova Alexandra


The article deals with a comprehensive analysis of the legal prescriptions of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation aimed at the liberalization and humanization of the criminal policy in the context of international norms. The author examines the procedure of the imposition of a limit of the penalties for serious and very serious crimes. The content of the principle of humanization of the criminal policy is being considered. The article provides the discussion of the limits of acceptable change in mitigation of punishment and the author justifies the necessity to make legislative changes aimed at humanizing criminal legislation.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2015.v6n6s4p134

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