Typical practical tasks

1. On December 31, 1996, Suragin, having quarreled with Kovylev, brought a 50-liter can of gasoline to the latter’s house and began to threaten that he would burn his house. The guests who were at the Kovylevs snatched the canister from Suragin’s hands. Suragin was convicted under Art. 119 of the Criminal Code.

Was the court correct in this case?

What is meant by the retroactive effect of criminal law?

2. An unemployed resident of Voronezh, Khludov, threatening with a knife, attacked a student from Albania, G., who was studying at Voronezh University, took away his mobile phone and personal documents, and then disappeared.

Under the criminal law of which state is Khludov liable (Albania or the Russian Federation)?

What is the meaning of the territorial principle of the operation of the criminal law in space?

3. 30-year-old Chupalov, a disabled person of group III, was systematically engaged in begging in suburban electric trains. Once, while in the train car, he turned to the passengers with a request “to help him with money to purchase expensive medicine.” Pensioner Pravdina made a remark to him: “You, my dear, would get a job, than to beg like that.” Offended, Chupalov spat in the woman’s face.

Resolve the issue of Chupalov’s responsibility.

What criteria can be used to distinguish between a crime and an administrative offense?

4. Samygin developed a tense relationship with a neighbor in a rural house (the house belonged to two families) Nistratova, who kept chickens. Nistratova’s rooster crowed constantly at 3-4 o’clock in the morning, which irritated Samygin and prevented him from sleeping. Once, unable to bear the “singing” of a rooster, he entered Nistratova’s chicken coop and twisted the rooster’s neck. According to Nistratova’s statement, a criminal case was initiated, and Samygin was sentenced to one year’s imprisonment under Part 1 of Art. 167 of the Criminal Code.

Did the court do the right thing?

5. Chygrynsky, following in a car, violated the rules of the road due to inattention and hit a pedestrian Shmatko, causing moderate harm to the health of the latter. Leaving Shmatko without help, Chygrynskiy fled the scene.

Are there any grounds for bringing Chygrinsky to criminal liability?

What is meant by criminal responsibility?

6. Pupils Kriulin (15 years old) and Burdaev (16 years old) started a fight during the break at school, during which each of them was beaten.

Does such behavior of teenagers entail criminal liability (see Art. 116 of the Criminal Code)? Justify your decision.

7. Late in the evening, Silkov, threatening with a knife, took away a diplomat and a wallet from Perlov with 3 thousand rubles.

Give a legal assessment of what Silkov did.

What should be understood as the main, additional and optional direct objects of the crime?

8.72-year-old pensioner Gepardov, having learned that his 70-year-old wife Daria is cheating on him with 63-year-old Khomenko, having beaten her, locked her in a chicken coop. The woman was able to go free only a week later, after one of the neighbors, awakened at night by the cry of a captive, called the police.

How to evaluate the behavior of Gepardov?

What is meant by ongoing crime?

What are its legal features?

9. Kalugin was prosecuted for the rape of 12-year-old P.

During the preliminary investigation, he fell ill. A forensic psychiatric examination established that he had a chronic mental disorder, depriving Kalugin of the opportunity to be accountable for his actions and manage them. Along with this, it was recognized that at the time of the rape, he was sane.

What is the criminal legal significance of Kalugin’s disease after rape?

What measures of influence can be applied to persons who have committed socially dangerous acts in a state of insanity?

10. Ershova was carrying her two-year-old daughter on a sled. When she was crossing the road in front of a nearby vehicle, her daughter fell out of the sled and was run over by a truck driven by Khorev.

The girl died. Who will be held liable in this case?

Are there grounds for applying Art. 28 UK?

11. Having escaped from the Malanchin penal colony, he met Panasova picking mushrooms in the forest. Malanchin attacked her, raped her under threat of death, and then stabbed her seven times in the chest and stomach of the woman so that she could not report him to law enforcement agencies. Other mushroom pickers ran to Panasova’s screams and sent her to the hospital by car, where she underwent surgery. The woman’s life was saved, but she became a group I invalid.

Give a legal assessment of Malanchin’s actions.

Determine the moment of the end of the crime committed by Malanchin.

What is the specificity of sentencing for an unfinished crime?

12. Dronov and Orekhov, who were in a state of alcoholic intoxication, on the basis of hostile relations, beat Verin with their hands and feet, inflicting bodily injuries on him, which resulted in the death of the victim.

How to evaluate the behavior of Dronov and Orekhov?

Is it possible to be complicit in a crime with two forms of guilt?

13. Gnedkova, returning home late at night through a wasteland, was attacked by Shelestov. The latter, threatening with a stone, demanded that she have sexual intercourse with him. Gnedkova, who was in great agitation, struck with a penknife she had right in the heart of Shelestov, which caused his death at the scene.

Give a legal assessment of what Gnedkova did.

Are there any grounds for recognizing her behavior as lawful?

14. Chelobanov, sentenced to 14 years in prison for encroachment on the life of a judge, seven years later was released on parole by the court from further punishment. Was the court correct in this situation? Three months after Rukoyatkin’s conviction for intentionally causing moderate bodily harm (Part 1 of Article 112 of the Criminal Code), it was established that he was suffering from schizophrenia.

Should Rukoyatkin be released from punishment due to illness in such a situation?

15.T. and P., in a state of drug intoxication, molested citizens on the street late in the evening, while beating and kicking V., whom they did not know, causing him a multi-comminuted fracture of the bones of the nose with a rupture of the cartilage and multiple bruises on the face and torso. From acute anemia caused by prolonged and significant nosebleeds, suffering from hemophilia (blood clotting disease), V. died.

Give a legal assessment of the actions of T. and P.

16. Wanting to discredit his boss Timofeev, Ostapov began to disseminate information in the team that Timofeev had previously been convicted of bribery, that he systematically engaged in extortions from workers, and forced the foremen to attribute the volume of work performed in the orders.

The commission set up to verify this information, it was found that they are false.

Give a legal assessment of Ostapov’s actions.

17 . Avakumov, 17 years old, being in a state of drug intoxication in the apartment of his friend Petrov, holding a knife in his hands and threatening to hit them in the stomach, raped 15-year-old Mishina. The victim became pregnant and contracted a venereal disease. Avakumov and Mishina met in a cafe, where Mishina was in the company of adult friends, drank alcohol.

Give a legal assessment of the actions of Avakumov and Petrov.

18. When choosing the rector of the university, his rival, the candidate for the post of Sitnikov, presented fake ballots with the signatures of his supporters to the counting commission. Having learned about this, the third candidate for the post of rector filed an application with the prosecutor’s office with a request to bring Sitnikov to criminal responsibility.

Give a legal assessment of the described actions.

19. Mr. Davydov, because of the insult inflicted on him by the underage Ostroumova, told her that her parents adopted her when she was one year old, and her mother was ill with HIV infection. After hearing Ostroumova opened her veins at home. Only timely medical care provided by her parents who came home saved her life.

Give a legal assessment of Davydov’s actions

20. Ivanov picked up the locker token that Voloshin had forgotten in the station cafeteria, then presented it to the locker employee, took possession of the suitcase with Voloshin’s personal belongings.

Give a legal assessment of Ivanov’s actions.

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