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NCJ Number: 147890 Find in a Library
Journal: International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice  Volume:17  Issue:1/2  Dated:(Spring/Fall 1993)  Pages:173-180
Author(s): G F Allen
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 8
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This paper reviews the criminal justice system in Russia from historical and contemporary perspectives.
Abstract: Greater liberalization and the dissolution of the Central Soviet Government will have a significant impact on Russia's future criminal justice program. The author argues that the program will likely lean toward incorporating a more continental crime reduction ideology rather than a Western-style Common Law that emphasizes legal process rather than crime reduction. The author discusses, inter alia, the role of the procurator, the police, the KGB, the courts, criminal defense, and corrections. Chart, endnote, references
Main Term(s): Courts
Index Term(s): Corrections; Criminology; Foreign criminal justice systems
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