On December 17, 2018, at the National Prosecution Academy of Ukraine, the dean of the faculty of legal sciences of the National University “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy”, PhD in Law, Docent Denys Azarov conducted a lecture-discussion “Crime severity: theory vs. practice” for prosecutors of local public prosecutor’s offices who are currently undertaking a distance learning advanced training course in the Academy.
The event was also attended by Vice-Rector Serhii Minchenko, Director of the Institute for Continuing Professional Development Valentyn Nedilko, the head of the department of criminal justice and legal studies of the Special Training Institute Zoia Zahynei, the head of the department of scientific and methodological support for the participation of prosecutors in the criminal proceedings of the Scientific Research Institute Oleksandr Hladun, senior lecturers of the department of criminal justice and legal studies of the Special Training Institute Nataliia Yarmysh and Vitalii Kuts.
The lecture “Social danger and the gravity of a crime: do domestic approaches to understanding these categories meet the requirements of the rule of law?” was an open discussion.
During the session, a survey was conducted twice with the help of mentimeeter.com regarding the attitude to the statement: “Do domestic approaches to understanding categories social danger and crime severity meet the requirements of the rule of law?”
In addition, Denys Azarov expressed his own vision of the concept of social danger as a sign of crime and described the main law enforcement shortcomings that exist in the criminal law of Ukraine.
Vice-rector of the Academy Serhii Minchenko and the dean of the faculty of law sciences of the National University “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy” Denys Azarov agreed on cooperation in the form of teacher exchange for conducting training sessions.