The legislation on administrative offences of the Russian Federation consists of the Code of Administrative
Offences of the Russian Federation and the laws of the subjects of the Russian Federation on administrative
offences adopted in accordance with its provisions.
The article considers the definition of an administrative offense, its features, including social harm,
public danger, illegality, guilt and punishability, and the content of the composition based on current trends
in addressing this subject of study, as well as on the analysis of normative legal acts, literary sources of
educational and scientific nature, the conclusion is made about the significance of the traditional concept of
understanding an administrative offense, its object, objective side, subject and subjective side.
The relevance of the topic lies in the fact that the commission of administrative offenses affects the vital
interests and needs of citizens, individuals and legal entities directly, as they penetrate into all spheres and
areas of life, management, without exception.
Key words: administrative offense, signs of an administrative offense, social harm, wrongfulness, guilt,
punishability, corpus delicti, object, objective side, subject, subjective side.