The accused: whether such participant is necessary in the criminal process of modern Russia?

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In the article the legal status of the suspect and the accused in the criminal process of Russia is analyzed. The author claims that according to the principle of presumption of innocence the accused is the same as suspect, therefore it is necessary to exclude the accused from the participants of the criminal process. Introduction of changes offered by the author into the Criminal Procedure Code of the Russian Federation will promote, in his opinion, elimination of an accusatory bias in the activity of investigators and judges.

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A. P. Kruglikov

Volgograd State University

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