Abstract. The article is devoted to the delimitation of the concepts of a group of persons by prior agreement, a group of persons and an organized group. It is proved that a lot of difficulties in legal science are caused by the distinction between a group of persons by prior conspiracy and an organized group. In view of this, we consider it expedient to establish differences between these forms of complicity through the disclosure of the characteristics of a group of persons by prior agreement and an organized group.
The article is devoted to the analysis of the question of classification of forms of complicity in crime. It is stated that modern criminal law is quite far from solving the question of a unified approach to the classification of forms of complicity. The current Criminal Code of Ukraine was not able to completely remove the said dispute.