The Department of Criminal Law is a structural unit of the University and Educational and Scientific Law Institute, which provides educational and methodical work in a number of related disciplines, carries out scientific and research activities in certain areas.
7 full-time teachers work at the department today:
Head of the Department, Doctor of Law, Professor P. L. Fris,
Associate Professor, PhD in Law I.M.Kozych,
Associate Professor, PhD in Law Y.I. Mykytyn,
Associate Professor, PhD in Law I.B. Medytskyi,
Associate Professor, PhD in Law O.Yu.Petechel,
Associate Professor, PhD in Law S.V.Kaduk,
Associate Professor, PhD in Law V.V. Shpiliarevych.
Associate Professor, PhD in Law Yu.I. Mykytyn is the Deputy Director of the Law Institute.
Doctor of Law, Associate Professor Kerniakevych-Tanasiichuk Y.V.,
PhD, Associate Professor Voloshynovych V.M.
Senior laboratory assistant T. Dobrianska performs work on organizational and technical support of the department.
PhD, Associate Professor I. M. Kozych, I. B. Medytskyi, Y. I. Mykytyn, O. Yu. Petechel work on research for the degree of Doctor of Law.
The department provides lectures on academic disciplines for full-time and part-time students of the Bachelor’s and Master’s degree.
Educational and professional program specializing in ‘Criminal and legal support for the protection of public relations’ for Masters’ degree provides in-depth study of relevant disciplines and the acquisition of knowledge and formation of professional competencies in the field of criminal, criminal-executive law and criminology, as well as crime policy.
The educational process is fully provided with educational and methodical and informational materials, the development and improvement of which have constantly been worked out by the teaching staff of the department.
Research activity is carried out by teachers in accordance with approved theme of the department’s research.
It is worth noting that since the time of department establishing its staff has been formed as an advanced research school whose efforts are aimed at solving current scientific and practical issues in the field of criminal law.
Today research in the field of criminal law is coordinated by the head of the department, Doctor of Law, Prof. P. L. Fris the results of which are successfully defended dissertations, published monographs, articles and conferences reports in scientific journals.
All teachers of the department are authors and co-authors of the following monographs and textbooks:
Fris P.L. Criminal Law Policy of the Ukrainian State: Theoretical, Historical and Legal Issues: monograph. Kyiv: Atika, 2005. 332 p.;
Fris P.L. Essay on the History of Criminal Law Policy of Ukraine (2005). Monograph. Kyiv: Atika, 2005. 124 p.;
Fris P.L. Crime and Human Rights Policy: monograph. Ivano-Frankivsk‒Nadvirna: JSC “Nadvirna Printing House”, 2009. 169 p.
Fris P.L. Comparative Criminal Law of the Republic of Poland and Ukraine in the Context of the European Union. Porównawcze pravo karne Rzeczpospolitej i Ukrainy w kontekscie Unii Europejskiej. Monograph. Ivano-Frankivsk, Opolye. 2007. – Iwano-Frankivsk, Opole. 2007. 275 p. (co-authors: Basai V.D., Stadnichenko S. L.)
Fris P.L. Application of Police Norms and Institutions of Criminal and Administrative Legislation during Euro 2012. Manual. Stamp of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine. Ivano-Frankivsk, 2011.868 p.
Y.V.Kerniakevych-Tanasiichuk. Criminal-executive Policy of Ukraine: monograph. Ivano-Frpankivsk, 2019.
Policy in the Field of Criminal Law in Ukraine: Theoretical and Applied Issues, ed. by the Honored Worker of Science and Technology of Ukraine, Doctor of Law, Professor P. L. Fris, Doctor of Law, Professor, V. B. Kharchenko, Ivano-Frankivsk – Kharkiv, 2016.
Medytskyi I. B. Influence of Social Factors on Crime in the Conditions of Formation of the Independent Ukrainian State: monograph. Ivano-Frankivsk, 2007.
Petechel O. Yu. Use of Special Psychological Knowledge about Juvenile Participants in the Pre-trial Investigation: monograph. Ivano-Frankivsk, Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University, 2011.
Fris P. L. Selected Works. Ivano-Frankivsk-2014.
Fris P. L. Criminal Law of Ukraine. General part: textbook. 3d edition, suppl. and rec. Odesa, Phenix, 2018. 394p.
Fris P. L. General part of the Criminal Law of Ukraine (2nd edition) – Kyiv: Attica, 2009.
Fris P. L. Crime Policy: Theoretical and Legal Issues (co-authored). 2016.
The department closely cooperates with the relevant profile structures of leading legal educational and scientific institutions, in particular, Аcademician Stashis Scientific Research Institute for the Study of Crime Problems of the National Academy of Law Sciences of Ukraine.
An educational and scientific laboratory for researching crime policy issues has been established on the basis of the Educational and Scientific Law Institute. Leading scientists of these institutions provide scientific advice and review of dissertations, act as reviewers of scientific publications, and participate in scientific conferences. Defense of dissertations of graduate students and teachers of the Department of Educational and Scientific Law Institute are held in specialized councils of the above institutions.
Research work of students is carried out in the way of their participation in research under the teachers’ supervision in accordance with the theme of department research. There are two students’ research clubs at the department. The results of the students’ scientific work are their participation in grants and scholarship programs, reports and participation in student scientific conferences.
Recently the department has been actively working to expand international scientific cooperation, which was prompted by cooperation with the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), with which international scientific events are held annually.
At the Educational and Scientific Law Institute there is an educational and methodical classroom of the Department of Criminal Law, where traditionally Master’s students have classes and meetings of students’ research clubs are held.