Law, crime, and justice are among the most salient issues in any country. This is especially true for a transitional nation like Russia that is facing tremendous social, political, and economic changes, many of which create conditions conducive to crime. This volume, with chapters by highly respected scholars in several disciplines, provides a comprehensive sourcebook of scholarly analysis of the effects of these changes on legal developments and rule of law in Russia, its changing patterns and nature of crime, and its criminal justice system.
William Alex Pridemore is associate professor of criminal justice at Indiana University.
Introduction: Law, Crime, and Justice in Transitional Russia Part I: Law Chapter 1: Presidential Power: The Struggle for Hegemony Chapter 2: Russian Political Parties, the Duma, and the Welfare State Chapter 3: The Creation of an Independent Judiciary and the Changing Nature of Courts and the Courtroom Chapter 4: The Criminal Procedure Code of 2001: Will It Make Russian Justice More Fair? Part II: Crime Chapter 5: Flex Organizing and the Clan-State: Perspectives on Crime and Corruption in the New Russia Chapter 6: Patterns of Violent Crime in Russia Chapter 7: Violence against Women in Russia Chapter 8: Russia's Efforts to Combat Human Trafficking: Efficient Crime Groups versus Irresolute Societies and Uncoordinated States Chapter 9: The Ugly Side of Capitalism and Democracy: The Development of the Illegal Drug Market in Post-Soviet Russia Part III: Justice Chapter 10: Injecting Drug Use and HIV: Harm Reduction Programs and the Russian Legal System Chapter 11: Juvenile Crime and Justice in Post-Soviet Russia Chapter 12: Policing in Post-Soviet Russia Chapter 13: The Russian Correctional System during the Transition Conclusion: Whither Russia: Transition or Turmoil?