On the issue of criminal responsibility for crimes of extremist nature among youth
Keywords:extremism, religious extremism, extremist crimes, criminal responsibility for extremism, a destructive phenomenon among the youth
Changes that took place at the turn of the 20th and 21st centuries made extremism a global problem. The scale and nature of the extremist movements of our time indicate that the problem under consideration has turned from a private human into a general social one, and has reached the world level. At present, the issues of extremism occupy one of the key places. The ideology of extremism has a destructive effect on the future of our country, thereby undermining the territorial unity and political balance of the Russian Federation. As a result, the ideology formed among young people not only distorts the worldview, but also affects the consciousness, turns the young generation into a “time bomb”, the purpose of which is to destroy the established social order. It should be noted that the state policy of the Russian Federation is primarily aimed at identifying cases of extremism, and not at all on preventive measures to combat it, which is a huge disadvantage in working with the younger generation. Despite the difficulties in considering this issue, judicial practice demonstrates a fairly large number of examples of bringing young people to criminal responsibility for crimes of an extremist nature.