Understanding the Underground Economy

Andreev A.S. , Andreeva O.V., Bondareva G.V., Osyak V.V.
European Research Studies Journal, Volume XXI, Special Issue 2, 814-822, 2018
DOI: 10.35808/ersj/1332


The article deals with interdisciplinary areas of interest in the understanding and the cognition of the underground economy in Russia. The purpose of the article is to identify possible cross-circuits and areas of interdisciplinary research in the underground economy in Russia and abroad. The object is the underground economy as part of criminal and post-criminal reality. The subject is the laws governing the development and functioning of the underground economy both in a criminal and post-criminal reality, as well as in legal economic relations. Hypothesis is the application of economic knowledge in the fight against the underground economy as a priori forensic intention, which requires integrative approaches to understand the activities and the behavior of the criminals. The article reveals systemic methods of dealing with the underground economy and the phenomena accompanying it, and the techniques and methods of criminalistics and economic sciences are shown as the core of these methods.

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