Honored Lawyer of the Russian Federation, Soviet and Russian lawyer, lawyer, Doctor of Law, Professor of St. Petersburg State University. Deputy of the State Duma of the Russian Federation of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd convocations. Senator of the Russian Federation (member of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation).
Was born on May 3, 1952 in Leningrad. In 1974 he graduated from the Faculty of Law of Leningrad State University. He worked as an investigator, senior investigator in the bodies of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the USSR.
Since 1980 — a lawyer at the Leningrad (now St. Petersburg) City Bar Association. He was elected a deputy of the Frunzensky District Council of Leningrad, a deputy of the Leningrad City Council, later — the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg.
Later he was elected a deputy of the State Duma of the Russian Federation three times. In 1993-2003. He was the chairman of the subcommittee on legislation in the field of state security and foreign intelligence of the Security Committee of the State Duma of the Russian Federation. Participated in the preparation of more than 20 bills in the field of strengthening the rule of law, justice, democratic legal statehood. Since 2004, three times he was elected a member of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation (senator) from the legislative authorities of the Kaluga region.
In the Federation Council, he was elected Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Defense and Security, Chairman of the Committee on Constitutional Legislation, First Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Constitutional Legislation and State Building.
At various times he was the Plenipotentiary Representative of the Federation Council in the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Justice and the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation.
Member of the Presidium of the Russian Bar Association. He constantly combines state activities and professional work with scientific and teaching activities at St. Petersburg State University. Graduated from graduate school at the Faculty of Law of Leningrad State University. In 1986 he defended his Ph.D. thesis on the topic «Forensic characteristics of burglary into a home and their investigation.» In 1999 he defended his doctoral dissertation on «Criminal Procedure Policy in Russia (Theoretical and Historical and Legal Analysis)».
Since 1998, he has been the Head of the Department of Criminal Procedure and Criminalistics of the Law Faculty of St. Petersburg State University. Has the title of professor. Research interests: criminal policy, criminal procedure, criminalistics, constitutional legislation, national security, history of law. Author of the concept of criminal policy and parliamentary investigation in the Russian Federation. Author and co-author of over 120 scientific works, including 15 monographs and textbooks. Among the most famous are the monographs «Criminal policy and criminal procedure in the Russian statehood: history, modernity, prospects, problems» (2003), «Problems of legislative support for the national security of the Russian Federation» (2003), «The philosophy of evil and the philosophy of crime (questions of the philosophy of law , Criminal Policy and Criminal Procedure) ”(2013), as well as a textbook on criminal procedure in two parts:“ Criminal Procedure in Russia: General Part ”(2004),“ Criminal Procedure in Russia: Special Part ”(2005). In 2005, he became a laureate of the St. Petersburg State University Prize «For Scientific Works». He was appointed a member of the Higher Attestation Commission of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, was elected a member of the Academic Council of St. Petersburg State University, a member of the Academic Council of the Faculty of Law of St. Petersburg State University. Of the numerous students of A.I. Aleksandrov, five defended their dissertations for the degree of candidate and doctor of legal sciences.
Laureate of the highest legal award of Russia «Lawyer of the Year — 2013». For successes in legislative activity he was awarded the gratitude of the President of the Russian Federation, awarded with certificates of honor of the Government of the Russian Federation, the Council of Federation and the State Duma of the Russian Federation. Has state and departmental awards.