Soviet Criminal Justice Under Stalin is a comprehensive 1997 account of Stalin's struggle to make criminal law a reliable instrument of rule.
- Cambridge University Press
- Publication date:
- Cambridge Russian, Soviet and Post-Soviet Studies Series, #100
- Product dimensions:
- 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.30(d)
Table of Contents
Introduction; Part I. The First Phase: 1. The design of an experiment; 2. Criminal justice under NEP; Part II. The Years of Collectivization: 3. Campaign justice; 4. The decline of legality; Part III. The Conservative Shift: 5. The return to tradition: Vyshinsky and legal order; 6. Stalin's criminal policy: from tradition to excess; 7. Criminal justice and the great terror; 8. The reconstruction of criminal justice; 9. Preparing for war: the criminalization of labour infractions; Part IV. The Stalinist Synthesis: 10. Moulding legal officials for careers; 11. The dynamics of Stalinist justice: bureaucratic and political pressures on legal officials; 12. The distortion and limits of criminal policy; Conclusion.
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