New areas of legal science are needed, including those related to the investigation of IT crime
Four years ago, for the first time ever, two FSB colonels in Moscow received a bribe in the form of cryptocurrency. We had a hard time getting this through the courts. There were a lot of questions. Then the topic died down a bit, but apparently it can still happen. We will keep working, prosecuting, and investigating. [...] The topic of digital crime – they think no one will notice, but on the contrary, it leaves a trail. We’ve set up a special IT department and try to keep up with scientific and technological progress [...] In my forensics textbook, I’m getting the latest edition ready right now, there is a special chapter on IT technology in the investigation process. We are working on this topic, and we will eventually catch up — Alexander Bastrykin, Chairman, Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation.
Starting 1 September, we will have new disciplines – forensic science, also all [disciplines] [concerning] the activities of non-profit organizations... Because non-profit organizations, in general, have their own special features. Unfortunately, I checked a reference list, and there is no work on this topic. I am not even talking about so-called foreign agents – there isn’t anything on the subject at all. We can’t even understand on a theoretical level what a foreign agent is right now. As a matter of fact, there is no science or area of knowledge either. We will create one — Konstantin Chuychenko, Minister of Justice of the Russian Federation.
Technological shifts in the digitalization of the economy and social sector require that knowledge be updated constantly, that new competencies be acquired in almost every area of professional activity. Current legislation has introduced the institution of continuing education. There is currently a draft concept for the development of continuing adult education in the Russian Federation until 2025, the practical implementation of which involves revising the current system of education, focusing on the introduction of effective, flexible short-term [models. – Ed.], for example, a combination of full-time and distance learning — Olga Alexandrova, Rector, The All-Russian State University of Justice.