Some historical and legal aspects of causation in domestic criminal law

Author(s):  M.E. Ignatiev, candidate of Sciences, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia,

Issue:  Volume 43, № 3

Rubric:  Actual Problems of Legal Regulation

Annotation:  The article deals with the history of the development of individual problems of causality and cause-effect relations in the domestic criminal law, which were relevant in the Soviet period of its development. The author presents a scientific analysis of issues related to criminal law causality, carefully analyzes the positions of well-known Russian jurists who have substantiated the objective nature of causation, the possibility of its consideration from materialistic dialectical positions. In the analysis of views on causality in the criminal law of scientists of the Soviet period, the importance of their developed theories of equivalence, necessity, degrees of infliction, information causality, conclusions are drawn that this scientific heritage has formed several problem blocks and directions of their research related to the establishment of causation in criminal law on the basis of General methodological approaches; causality in criminal inaction; establishment on the basis of causal link of guilt of the subject of the crime and complicity in the crime.

Keywords:  causality, causation, criminal law, history of causality in criminal law, theory of causality in criminal law

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