The Department of Criminal law was created in 1967. The present Head of the Department is Professor Talan .M.V. The main scientific area of the Criminal law Department is differentiation and individualization of the criminal liability and punishment. There are four Professors, 4, 5 senior teachers and 3 laboratory assistants. The Department delivers lectures, practical classes and seminars on criminal law, criminology, penal law. The following specialized courses are delivered as well: theoretical basis of crime qualification, imposing of punishment by the court, Multiplicity of crimes, crimes in the sphereof economic activity , Organized crime and control measures, Crime prevention, Exemption from criminal liability and criminal penalties, Legal status of condemned prisoners, Innovative challenges in criminal legislation improvement in Russian Federation  in the sphere  against corruption, terrorism and extremism and organized crime,     

The main criminal-legal modern systems, Problems of theory and practice of criminal law implementation and application, system of punishment and other measures of criminal-legal character, liability from the special forms of criminal activity, crime against person’s life and health, crime against property.

Professors of the Department have traditionally been involved in developing academic methodologies. Last years were published being under “GRIF UMO” of the Ministry of education and science of RF course books on General and special parts of criminal law giving students the opportunity to study this subject by these course books and case-law practice book also being worked out the criminal law department staff.

There are also scientific circles as “ Criminal law”, “Penal law”, “ Criminology” on this Department. Scientific tutor and supervisors are Professors and Ass.Prof.-s from criminal law Department. Purposes of those circles are scientific-research activity realization  in the area of criminal law, criminology and penal law but also the possibility to unite students of Kazan (Federal) Volga Region University with the aim of law faculty authority revival and multiplication as in Russian Federation as abroad.