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NCJ Number: 119353 Find in a Library
Title: Survivors and Connivers: The Adaptation of Extra-Legal Behavior by New Russian Immigrants (From Crime and the New Immigrants, P 103-115, 1989, Harold M Launer and Joseph E Palenski, eds. -- See NCJ-119350)
Author(s): L S Rosner
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 13
Sponsoring Agency: Charles C. Thomas
Springfield, IL 62704
Sale Source: Charles C. Thomas
2600 South First Street
Springfield, IL 62704
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Based on an analysis of immigrants to the United States from the Soviet Union since the early 1970's, the author contends that immigrants bring with them their own moral codes and do not change their understanding, behavior, and actions as a result of immigration.
Abstract: The Soviet immigrant is one who has lived within a totally bureaucratic system and who has relied on the government for access to all goods and services. The immigrant is classified as a survivor or conniver. While in the Soviet Union, the survivor elected to beat the system in order to live within a system that had limited access to goods and services; the conniver elected to use the system to profit substantially. Soviet immigrants exemplify several areas of criminality in a technological and industrialized society. The first area involves the manipulation of personal identification papers, a kind of crime that demonstrates how extralegal behavior can be imported along with the immigrant. The second and third areas, nationalization and internationalization of crime, demonstrate how skills already honed in a repressive bureaucratic society can flourish when immigrants are allowed access to a multijurisdictional, less repressive new society. 2 references.
Main Term(s): Immigrants/Aliens
Index Term(s): Cross-cultural analyses; Cultural influences; Minority crime causes; Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR)
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