Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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978-0-7425-3676-0 • Paperback • October 2007 • $57.00 • (£44.00)
978-1-4616-4316-6 • eBook • July 2005 • $54.00 • (£42.00)
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?
A mine of information about the evolution of crime and the justice system in Russia over the past fifteen years. . . . Highly recommended.
— Choice Reviews
A brave attempt to synthesize many important themes and topics into one volume. . . . The volume as a whole is rewarding.
— Stanford Journal of International Law
A comprehensive look at Russian society in flux as reflected in the development of the law, crime, and judicial reform.
— Thomas S. Pearson; International Criminal Justice Review
Pridemore has provided a great service to the English-speaking reader interested in crime and punishment in today's Russia.
— Peter B. Maggs, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; Slavic Review
This collection is an ambitious undertaking. . . . This is a collection with a broad remit, and succeeds in providing a comprehensive and insightful overview.
This book shows how hard the transition from dictatorship to democracy really is. It is not just a transition from seventy years of communism but from more than one thousand years of Russia's past.
— Sergei Khruschev, Brown University
This collection provides a wealth of analysis and food for thought on one of the most puzzling problems in Russia's post-communist transition. The huge increase in crime rates after the collapse of the Soviet system was a challenge to the new regime and is an intellectual challenge to us all. As the chapters in the volume show, in a variety of ways, building rule of law and rebuilding the state are as complex and many-sided a task as the more oft-studied processes of moving to market economics and democratic forms of government.
— Timothy J. Colton, Harvard University