Denis Fedorovich Florya is Candidate of Science (Law), Associate Professor of the Chair of Criminal Investigation DIA, Orlov Law Institute, Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs.
The paper discusses activities of overcoming counteractions to the investigation of kidnapping related crimes based on complex use of tools and methods available to crime detection and investigation subjects.
The paper also describes counteraction neutralizing tools and methods, developed in criminalistics and criminal investigation theory and applied in investigation practice. Usually, crime investigations require not only one, but several counteraction neutralizing techniques, forming a complex.
The description includes modern tools and methods, used to detect, prevent and neutralize counteractions to the investigation of crimes, which violate personal freedom.
The author reveals the organization and perpetration of kidnapping, human trafficking and slave labor employment. It is stressed that only the consolidation of efforts of many people, sufficient capital investments and support of government officials will help control present-day crimes related to the violation of personal freedom.
In this context the author examines activities which are meant to overcome counteractions of organized criminal groups to crime detection and investigation. Such activities present considerable difficulties due to counteraction specifics, sinuous methods and its group character.
Effective detection and investigation of such kind of crimes often depend on new information, little-known in Russia, such as new routes of human trafficking or methods of covering them up, and are impossible without information exchange through the channels of the international law-enforcement network and operational cooperation with legal agencies of foreign countries.
Key words: organized crime, overcoming counteractions to investigation, complex use of tools and methods, kidnapping, human trafficking.