2nd Edition

Russian Youth
Law, Deviance, and the Pursuit of Freedom

ISBN 9781138558977
Published February 23, 2018 by Routledge
230 Pages

USD $59.95

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Book Description

In the generation that has passed, what have we learned about the rule of law, legality, legal reasoning, and deviance in Russia? And what about the general subject of legal socialization—how young people learn about rules, norms, and laws; what their attitudes about rules and laws are; and, if and whether this knowledge and these attitudes shape their behavior? The second edition of Russian Youth asks and answers these questions.

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Second Edition 1. Legal Socialization in Disparate Legal Contexts 2. Foundations for the Study of Legal Socialization 3. Law and Law Reform 4. Crime, Delinquency, and Youth Problems 5. Corruption, the Shadow Economy, and Organized Crime: An Unsavory Context for Learning Legality 6. The Joys and Sorrows of Cross-Cultural Research 7. A Soviet and an American View of the Law 8. Law and Deviance through the Eyes of Russian Youth 9. Three Perspectives: American, Soviet, and Russian 10. Voices of a New Russia

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James O. Finckenauer is a Professorial Fellow in the Division of Global Affairs at Rutgers University, USA. He previously served the School of Criminal Justice from 1974 to 2011 as an Associate Professor, Professor I, and Professor II. He also served as President of the NJ Council of Educational Institutions for Law Enforcement, the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, and the International Association for the Study of Organized Crime. He was a visiting professor in Australia, China, Germany, Japan, and Russia, and studied or lectured in Europe, Asia, the former Soviet Union, Latin America, and the Middle East. From 1998 to 2002, he was Director of the International Center at the National Institute of Justice of the U.S. Department of Justice, while on academic leave; and in 2007 he was a Fulbright Senior Specialist in Hong Kong.