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The Criminal Procedural Significance of the Suspect's (Accused's) Admission of Guilt

Student: Varvara Podgurskaya

Supervisor: Sergey Klokov

Faculty: Faculty of Law

Educational Programme: Jurisprudence (Bachelor)

Year of Graduation: 2021

The final qualifying work was completed in the amount of 62 pages and consists of an introduction, 3 chapters, a conclusion, a list of references. The introduction determines the relevance of the research topic, its goals and objectives. The choice of the research topic is due to the fact that Russian criminal and criminal procedural legislation needs reform and strict regulation of the institute of confession of guilt, since in practice there is a large number of violations and errors in the methods of obtaining and assessing the significance of confessions. The first chapter examines the legal nature and role of a person's admission of guilt in the criminal proceedings of the Russian Federation. The author studied the historical path of the development of the role of confession of guilt from ancient Russia to the present. In the second chapter, the author analyzed the legal forms of securing a confession of guilt (confession, interrogation, pre-trial cooperation agreement, agreement with the charge) and the consequences of a person's confession of guilt in committing a criminal act. In the third chapter, the author conducted a criminal-legal assessment of self-incrimination, considered illegal ways of obtaining confessions by law enforcement agencies. In the conclusion, the main conclusions of the study are formulated. The author comes to the conclusion that the admission of guilt cannot be considered the "queen of evidence" and should be taken into account only in conjunction with other evidence.

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