CRIMINAL LAW AND CRIMINALISTICS ASPECTS OF COMBATING DRUG-CRIMINALITY
Keywords:Narco-Crime, Narcotics, Drugs, Psychoactive Substances, Criminal Offence, Criminal Law, Criminalistics
In the article is analytically examined the basic criminal law and forensics aspects of combating drug crime, by explaining the criminal law concept of narcotic, i.e. drugs and the basic criminal offenses related to them. Author systematically analyzes the basic criminal rules from the domain of special criminal tactics, which are adequate for effective suppression of that type of criminal acts, i.e. narco-crimes.
In the article is especially explained the importance of normative regulation in the sphere of criminal law of the state of law, that responses to the abuse of prohibited/controlled psychoactive substances, as well as the importance of the development of adequate evidentiary methods, especially in the form of special evidentiary actions and types of so-called special investigative techniques, which are in principle adequate for detecting, clarifying and proving criminal acts that fall under narco-crimes. The special investigative techniques are appropriate for the task of combating drug crime due to consensual nature of that type of crimes (criminal acts without a victim in the sense of criminal law), which are in principle very difficult to detect and prove using classic evidentiary methods and in general, using the general evidentiary actions.