The implementation of criminal legal responsibility to form an anti-corruption environment in an educational institution

Tyumen State University Herald. Social, Economic, and Law Research


2020, Vol. 6. № 3 (23)

The implementation of criminal legal responsibility to form an anti-corruption environment in an educational institution

For citation: Zagvyazinskaya O. A., Zvereva P. K. 2020. “The implementation of criminal legal responsibility to form an anti-corruption environment in an educational institution”. Tyumen State University Herald. Social, Economic, and Law Research, vol. 6, no. 3 (23), pp. 248-272. DOI: 10.21684/2411-7897-2020-6-3-248-272

About the authors:

Olga A. Zagvyazinskaya, Advisor to the Rector of University of Tyumen, Associate Professor, Department of Criminal Law and Procedure, Institute of State and Law, University of Tyumen; Honored Lawyer of the Russian Federation, Honorary Employee of the Prosecutor’s Office of the Russian Federation, Chairman of the Public Chamber of Tyumen;

Polina K. Zvereva, Deputy Head of Legal Service; Senior Lecturer, Department of Civil Law and Process, Institute of State and Law, University of Tyumen;


In this article, the authors study the history and development of the anti-corruption legislation of the Russian Federation. They also describe the conditions for the exis­tence of a tolerant attitude to corruption in the Russian society. The results show that only an insufficient list of measures to combat corruption is fixed at the federal laws. On the local level, organizations and enterprises need to independently identify, develop and implement comprehensive and highly specialized measures aimed at restricting corruption. Thus, due to the lack of a systematic approach to the formation of an anti-­corruption environment on the local level, there is a risk not to achieve the results of anti-corruption measures.

The authors, for their part, propose to promote new ways to form intolerance to corruption and call for the creation of an anti-corruption environment in the educational organization with the help of anti-corruption ideology. Since the phenomenon of corruption is often associated with regulations and mechanisms of public administration, the researchers emphasize that combating corruption in education is an important and necessary task since corruption has an extremely negative impact on the goals and objectives of educational policy in the Russian Federation.

The case of the University of Tyumen shows the specific results of the application and implementation of anti-corruption measures in the educational organization. The authors propose to improve the mechanism for the application of criminal liability. The new mechanisms will be aimed at improving the anti-corruption legislation to prohibit persons who have previously been convicted of corruption crimes to work in an educational organization.


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