M. M. Babaev, doctor of jurisprudence, professor
Yu. E. Pudovochkin, doctor of jurisprudence, professor
The article concerns the issues of characterizing of criminological thinking, defining of its levels and significance for the formulating of the state’s criminal policy. Special notice is given to the defects of criminological thinking, overcoming of which is a pre-requisite for formulating of rational and adequate criminal policy.
Keywords: criminal policy, intellectual support of criminal policy, notion and levels of criminological thinking, defects of criminological thinking and their consequences.