On the concept of the criminal process and its internal structure

The article analyzes the main approaches to understanding the notion of criminal procedure and suggested that the category of activity and forms that are usually determined by the criminal process, give opportunity to clarify the nature of the criminal process as the substantive and formal aspects. Determined by the internal structure of the criminal process, which consists of industries and stages. Based on the analysis of the general theoretical and philosophical approaches to the essence of these elements, it is concluded that the production and stage – is a unified phenomenon, taken from its static or «meaningful» side (production) or dynamic or «formal» side (stage).