THE SPREAD OF DRUG-RELATED CRIME THROUGH INFORMATION AND TELECOMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES
Author(s): Uvarova I.A., Kolontaevskaya I.F.
Rubric: Criminal law and criminalistics
Release: 2020-1 (23)
Keywords: drug crime, narcotic drugs, Internet technologies, computer technologies, information system, cryptocurrency “Bitcoin”, electronic payment systems, contactless sales method
Annotation: The article deals with the relations arising from the sale of narcotic drugs via the Internet. The widespread use in modern life, computer technology and telecommunication systems, creation on their basis networks, which has become an essential part of social relations in all spheres of life, led to the fact that “cyberspace” has been actively used to commit crimes, in particular, for distribution of narcotic drugs and their analogues. The scientific article analyzes the current state of the drug situation in Russia, and outlines the prospects for improving the mechanism for countering the spread of narcotic drugs through the Internet information and telecommunications network. The author analyzes the judicial and investigative practice on this issue, identifies the participants of an organized criminal group involved in the contactless method of selling drugs via the Internet, and identifies the features of each of them. The use of a contactless method of selling narcotic drugs has influenced the widespread use of the cryptocurrency “Bitcoin” as the main means of payment for transactions with narcotic drugs.
Bibliography: Uvarova I.A., Kolontaevskaya I.F. THE SPREAD OF DRUG-RELATED CRIME THROUGH INFORMATION AND TELECOMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES // Journal of Legal Sciences. – 2020. – № 1 (23). – С. 50-55. doi: 10.21777/2587-9472-2020-1-50-55