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NCJ Number: 42862 Find in a Library
Title: CRIMINAL RUSSIA - ESSAYS ON CRIME IN THE SOVIET UNION
Author(s): V CHALIDZE
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 251
Sponsoring Agency: Random House
New York, NY 10022
Sale Source: Random House
201 East 50th Street
New York, NY 10022
United States of America
Type: Historical Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE RUSSIAN CRIMINAL TRADITION IS PRESENTED, THE PREVALENCE AND CHARACTER OF CERTAIN CRIMES ARE DISCUSSED, AND PECULIARLY SOVIET CRIMES SUCH AS PRIVATE ENTERPRISE AND ENTREPRENEURISM ARE TREATED.
Abstract: THE BOOK BEGINS WITH THE CENTURIES OLD RUSSIAN CRIMINAL TRADITION, AND COVERS THE USE MADE OF THE CRIMINAL UNDERWORLD BY THE BOLSHEVIKS DURING THEIR RISE TO POWER AND THE LATER SPLIT BETWEEN THE UNDERWORLD AND THE NEW REGIME. THE AUTHOR DISCUSSES IN SOME DETAIL RECENT MURDERS, RAPES, THEFTS, AND 'HOOLIGANISM' (ACTS OF RANDOM VIOLENCE). IN THE ABSENCE OF PUBLISHED CRIME STATISTICS, THE SOURCES USED FOR INFORMATION WERE MEMOIRS BY FORMER CONVICTS, MEMBERS OF THE CRIMINAL UNDERWORLD AND OFFICIALS OF THE SOVIET PRISON SYSTEM BELIEVED TO BE RELIABLE. PUBLISHED TEXTS OF STATUTES AND JUDICIAL DECISIONS, SOVIET PUBLICATIONS ON LAW AND SOCIOLOGY, AND THE SOVIET PRESS ARE ALSO USED....RCB
Index Term(s): Bribery; Murder; Offenses; Organized crime; Rape; Theft offenses; Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR)
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