Alternative forms of liability for certain offences, including administrative penalties for minor forms of theft, will allow the offender to socialize, said the Deputy Irina Yarovaya.
MOSCOW, Dec 15. Decriminalization of several articles of the Criminal code of the Russian Federation does not reduce the protection of the rights of the society, the Chairman of the state Duma Committee for security and combating corruption Irina Yarovaya.
Earlier, the Supreme court of the Russian Federation submitted to the state Duma a draft law on decriminalization of several articles of the Criminal code. In particular, it is proposed to introduce administrative liability for assault, threat of murder or infliction of grievous bodily harm, malicious evasion from payment of means for the maintenance of children or disabled parents, use of falsified document.
“Decriminalization is certainly always a manifestation of humanism, which seeks to balance the proportionality and fairness of the liability based on an objective assessment of the nature of the offence, and public danger. What is fundamentally important is that this does not diminish the scope of protection of the rights of society,” Yarovaya told journalists, commenting on the draft law of the Supreme court.
“Alternative forms of liability within the framework of administrative proceedings, such as was proposed in the draft law on decriminalization of small unskilled forms of theft, allows you to resolve the issue and responsibility, and gives the offender an opportunity of socialization,” — said Yarovaya.
She indicated that the draft law of the Supreme court as well as its proposed amendments, the repeated Commission of illegal acts already classified as a criminal act, thus ensuring the inevitability of criminal punishment and assessment of crime with the stability of criminal behavior and danger to society.
The Spring bill, which proposes to deduce from-under actions of the criminal law Commission of crimes for profit with losses less than 5 thousand roubles, the state Duma adopted in the first reading in September.