Ruling Russia: Law, Crime, and Justice in a Changing Society

Ruling Russia: Law, Crime, and Justice in a Changing Society

by William Alex Pridemore
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0742536750

ISBN-13: 9780742536753

Pub. Date: 07/28/2005

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Law, crime, and justice are among the most salient issues in any country. This is especially true for a transitional nation like Russia that is facing tremendous social, political, and economic changes, many of which create conditions conducive to crime. These ongoing changes have had profound effects on every major social institution in the country, and the

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Law, crime, and justice are among the most salient issues in any country. This is especially true for a transitional nation like Russia that is facing tremendous social, political, and economic changes, many of which create conditions conducive to crime. These ongoing changes have had profound effects on every major social institution in the country, and the transition from totalitarianism and a command economy toward rule of law and a free market is resulting in shifts in fundamental cultural values. This book, with chapters by highly respected scholars in several disciplines, provides a comprehensive sourcebook of scholarly analysis of the effects of these changes on legal developments and rule of law in Russia, its changing patterns and nature of crime, and its criminal justice system.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742536753
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
07/28/2005
Pages:
338
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.88(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tablesix
Acknowledgmentsxi
Introduction: Law, Crime, and Justice in Transitional Russia1
Law
1Presidential Power: The Struggle for Hegemony19
2Russian Political Parties, the Duma, and the Welfare State39
3The Creation of an Independent Judiciary and the Changing Nature of Courts and the Courtroom59
4The Criminal Procedure Code of 2001: Will It Make Russian Justice More Fair?77
Crime
5Flex Organizing and the Clan-State: Perspectives on Crime and Corruption in the New Russia101
6Patterns of Violent Crime in Russia117
7Violence against Women in Russia147
8Russia's Efforts to Combat Human Trafficking: Efficient Crime Groups versus Irresolute Societies and Uncoordinated States167
9The Ugly Side of Capitalism and Democracy: The Development of the Illegal Drug Market in Post-Soviet Russia183
Justice
10Injecting Drug Use and HIV: Harm-Reduction Programs and the Russian Legal System205
11Juvenile Crime and Justice in Post-Soviet Russia225
12Policing in Post-Soviet Russia247
13The Russian Correctional System during the Transition261
Conclusion: Whither Russia: Transition or Turmoil?283
References289
Index315
About the Contributors321

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