The article analyzes the legislative consolidation and courts practice of mitigating and aggravating circumstances for the purpose of criminal punishment. The author examines the notion of circumstances of the offense and the circumstances recognized as mitigating and aggravating, draws attention to their non-identity and heterogeneity, as well as features , value and contradictions in their legislative consolidation and courts practice.
Keywords: mitigating and aggravating circumstances; circumstances of the
offense; sentencing; judicial practice.
head of the Department of Criminal law and Criminology of the yaroslavl State P.g. Demidov university, Dsc. in law, Professor, honored Scientist of the Russian Federation
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