Electronic evidence

Problems of application in practice in proving crimes in the field of turnover of drugs, psychotropic substances



  • Dmytro Golovin Odesa State University of Internal Affairs, Odesa, Ukraine
  • Yehor Nazymko Donetsk State University of Internal Affairs, Mariupol, Ukraine
  • Oleh Koropatov Odesa State University of Internal Affairs, Odesa, Ukraine
  • Maksym Korniienko Odesa State University of Internal Affairs, Odesa, Ukraine


criminal process, drugs, electronic evidence, information technologies, narcotic, psychotropic


Relevance of the problem outlined in the article is due to increasing levels of crime in the sphere of illicit trafficking in narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances, their analogues or precursors using information and telecommunication systems. The aim of the article is a comprehensive analysis of the problem of the use of electronic evidence in proving crimes of trafficking in narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances, their analogues or precursors. To achieve the goal were used to theoretical, historical comparative methods and logical analysis; application of dialectical method allowed to reveal the meaning of concepts "electronic evidence The article presents the most common methods of communication in the sale of drugs, psychotropic substances, their analogues or precursors through such means of communication as messengers, social networks, online games, proprietary programs. It is established that the main causes of drug trafficking crimes include: insufficient legal regulation of cyberspace, the lack of geographical boundaries, the spread of information about drugs on the Internet, especially in Darknet), the uncontrolled development of the cryptocurrency market. The definition of electronic proof in the Ukrainian legal system, as well as the forms and features of electronic proof are considered.


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Golovin, D., Nazymko, Y., Koropatov, O., & Korniienko, M. (2021). Electronic evidence: Problems of application in practice in proving crimes in the field of turnover of drugs, psychotropic substances. Linguistics and Culture Review, 5(S4), 1741-1753. https://doi.org/10.21744/lingcure.v5nS4.1849



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