The article deals with some issues of evaluating the effectiveness of the penal
inspections activities. The concept and essence of the effectiveness of the penal activity
is researched in the context of the provisions of the theory of public administration.
There is made analysis of the existing methodology of comparative rating of the activities
of branches and other departments of the penal inspections from the point of view of
achieving the goals of criminal punishment and penal legislation, the implementation of
the powers of the penal inspections. The stimulating potential of this technique has been
researched, its shortcomings have been established, and the author’s suggestions for its
improvement are given.
The current rating system for the activities of the penal inspections and their branches
allows to strengthen control over the execution of criminal penalties and other measures
of a criminal law nature without isolating convicts from society. But its stimulating role in
the implementation of the tasks of convict’s correction, stimulation of their law-abiding
behavior, prophylaxis and prevention of repeat crimes is not enough traced. The system
of evaluating indicators stimulates the activities of the penal inspection to a greater extent
in terms of identifying violations committed by convicts and the adoption of appropriate
It is proposed to improve the methodology of comparative rating by establishing the
proportionality of the criteria and indicators applied in it, their necessary detailing and
consolidation through the calculation of integrated performance indicators.
Keywords: the effectiveness of the sentences execution; penal inspection; comparative rating assessment; crime prevention; promotion of law-abiding behavior
Professor of the Department of administrative and legal Disciplines of the Vologda Institute of law and economics of the Federal Penal Service of russia, PhD. in law, associate Professor
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