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Criminology and Criminal Justice in Russia

Past Legacies and Present Challenges, 1st Edition

Edited by Anna Gurinskaya, Mahesh K. Nalla


180 pages

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Though criminology took root in Russia in the early 1800s and has gone through various stages of maturation—paralleling developments of the discipline in Europe and North America over the last two centuries—its contributions and presence in the field is hardly noticeable in the English-speaking world. The objective of this book is by no means to fill that void, but rather to bring together the recent developments in Russia, keeping in context its rich history of criminological legacies, traditions, and its current experiences and growth since the restructuring of Soviet Union. This book was originally published as a special issue of the International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Criminology & Criminal Justice in Russia Anna Gurinskaya and Mahesh K. Nalla

1. Russian criminology as "Terra Incognita": legacies of the past and challenges of the present Anna Gurinskaya

2. Soviet and post-Soviet Russian criminology – an insider’s reflections Yakov Gilinskiy

3. Social values and delinquency of Russian youth Olga Siegmunt and Peter Wetzels

4. State and the Multilateralization of Policing in Post‐Soviet Russia Gilles Favarel-Garrigues and Anne Le Huérou

5. Pretrial detention in Russian criminal courts: a statistical analysis Kirill D. Titaev

6. Plea bargaining in Russia: the role of defence attorneys and the problem of asymmetry Ekaterina Moiseeva

7. The Restriction of Judicial Investigative Remand in Russia: The Role of Cultural Values in Citizen Acceptance and Perceived Fairness Olga B. Semukhina and K. Michael Reynolds

8. Severity and leniency in criminal sentencing in Russia: the effects of gender and family ties Iryna Chatsverykova

9. Female criminality in Russia: a research note from a penal colony Oksana Kaplun

About the Editors

Anna Gurinskaya is Associate Professor in the Department of Liberal Arts and Sciences, St. Petersburg State University, Russia.

Mahesh K. Nalla is Professor in the School of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University, USA.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology