Anna Piltoyan, Klaipėda District Prosecutor’s Office, The Republic of Lithuania

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Vladimir Kramarenko, Immanuel Kant State University of Russia

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The article analyzes the aspects of applying a modeling method when investigating the crimes committed by organized criminal groups. It shows the perspectives of theoretical elaboration of this topic. Organized criminal activity is a specific type of crime which has both common and peculiar features comparing to traditional crime. Effectiveness of exposure and investigation of crimes committed by organized criminal groups deeply depends on the level of cooperation between an investigator and officers of the criminal investigation department. The legislation of the Republic of Lithuania provides that if a member of a criminal group or community makes a frank confession and actively assists exposure of a crime committed by the criminal group or community not being the main leader and having not committed a premeditated murder, his criminal liability can be condoned. The article scrutinizes a practical experience in creating a model imitating criminal activity on the basis of the legislation of Lithuanian republic. As a conclusion we would like to mention that the main part of criminal cases on organized criminal activity in the Republic of Lithuania is investigated on the basis of materials of “Imitating model of a criminal deed”. The practice shows significantly frequent use of that model which makes the exposure and investigation of similar crimes much more fast and effective. The use of imitating model of a criminal deed increased the detection of such crimes as corruption, which are complex in investigating and substantiation.