Issues of Combating Corruption Oriented Crimes: Forensic Science Aspect

Keywords: anticorruption system bodies of Ukraine; corruption risks; prevention of corruption and corruption-related offenses; anticorruption legislation; forensic science; investigation of corruption crimes; forensic expert conclusion.


Activities of anticorruption system specialized bodies of Ukraine and its mechanisms are analyzed. The article purpose is to investigate possibilities and forensic science role on (in particular, specific expertise application) for investigation of corruption-oriented crimes and anticorruption legislation improvement. Methodological basis of the research is a situational analysis (case study). Forensic expert, conducting examination, discovers factual data and circumstances that contribute (could contribute) to commission of corruption and related offenses. Based on  examination results of the objects submitted for examination,  forensic expert presents in the conclusion discovered data that are important for criminal proceedings and about which he was not asked any questions. Preventive recommendations about  circumstances and facts that contributed (could contribute) to the crime commission that can be provided by forensic expert, will help to prevent corruption and corruption related offenses will help state bodies to combat corruption and increase effectiveness of its prevention mechanisms. As mechanisms for expert prevention implementation, scientific and forensic institutions are proposed to generalize forensic expert practice and provide anticorruption system bodies of Ukraine with information that would contain analysis and proposals for prevention of corruption and related offenses that should be established at legislative level.


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Geller, B., & Martynenko, N. (2023). Issues of Combating Corruption Oriented Crimes: Forensic Science Aspect. Theory and Practice of Forensic Science and Criminalistics, 28(3), 47-63. Retrieved from