INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION IN FINANCIAL FRAUD INVESTIGATION

Volodymyr Ortynskyi, Yuliia Chornous, Nataliia Pavliuk

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The aim of the article is to formulate theoretical principles and practical recommendations for the implementation of international cooperation in the investigation of financial fraud. The subject of the study is international cooperation in the investigation of financial fraud. Methodology. The research is based on the use of general scientific and special-scientific methods and techniques of scientific knowledge. The historical and legal method enabled to determine the preconditions for the origin of financial fraud as a crime of international nature, the establishment of the institute of international cooperation in criminal proceedings. The comparative legal method enabled to compare doctrinal approaches to the differentiation of tasks and forms of international cooperation in the investigation of financial fraud. The system-structural method enabled to determine the tasks of the pretrial investigation bodies in the investigation of financial fraud considering the functional aspect of the relevant bodies and individuals. The methods of grouping and classification were the basis for the author’s approach to the definition of features of financial fraud as a crime of an international nature. The technical legal method enabled to examine the state of affairs in the legal regulation of the application of international cooperation measures in the investigation of financial fraud at the international and national levels, to identify its shortcomings, which determine the problems of practical implementation, to develop recommendations aimed at their elimination. The results of the study revealed that improvement of the international cooperation in the investigation of financial fraud involves the use of new methods and means of investigation (legal proceedings within the framework of international legal assistance, joint investigation teams, etc.); working out effective interaction with the competent authorities of foreign countries and international organizations. It is important to conclude international cooperation agreements, including interagency agreements; to improve the national legislation to comply with the provisions of international law; to harmonize the legislation of Ukraine and European states. Practical implications. In the research, financial fraud is defined as a crime of an international nature; the problematic issues of its investigation are determined; features of international cooperation in the investigation of financial fraud; the areas of its efficiency improvement are suggested. Relevance/originality. The original author’s approach to the formulation of theoretical principles and practical recommendations for the implementation of international cooperation in the investigation of financial fraud is the foundation for the elaboration of the most promising areas for the development of national legislation and practical activities in this sphere.

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financial fraud, investigation, international cooperation, international agreements

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.30525/2256-0742/2018-4-4-252-257

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