Svetlana Valerjevna Parkhomenko is Doctor of Science (Law), Professor, Director of Irkutsk Law Institute (Branch) of the Academy of the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation.
Ekaterina Vladimirovna Radchenko is Postgraduate Student of the Chair of Criminal Law, Baikal State University of Economics and Law.
The authors, taking into account the negative trends of the criminal situation in Russia, expressed in particular in the fact that modern crime is becoming more professional and organized, gets hidden and conspiratorial form, the question of the possibility of regulation of the Criminal Code of Russia injury in the performance of special mission of law enforcement. It is noted that the question of the need to assess criminal injury when performing specific mission under-researched in the Russian doctrine of criminal law and has no unique solution. Based on an analysis of existing laws and regulations in Russia, foreign legislation and doctrinal sources, the authors come to the opinion of the need to consolidate the "performance of a special mission" as circumstance excluding criminality of act. At the same time identified the main criteria for the possible validity of injury when performing specific mission and outlines the parameters of the relevant legislative construction.
Key words: combating crime, circumstance excluding criminality of act, special mission.