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Crime and justice in the Russian Federation

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Government Commission on Crime Prevention (http://archive.government.ru/eng/gov/agencies/161/)
Crime Prevention: A Community Police Approach in Russia (http://deviantology.spb.ru/etc/publications/Gilinsky-Crime_Prevention.pdf)
Russian Police and Transition to Democracy: Lessons from One Empirical Study (http://www.internetjournalofcriminology.com/Zernova_Russian_Police_and_Transition_to_Democracy_IJC_May_2013.pdf)
Правосудие and Aarun: A Comparative Look at Russian and Alaskan Sentencing Guidelines and Structures (http://www.academia.edu/4677726/%D0%9F%D1%80%D0%B0%D0%B2%D0%BE%D1%81%D1%83%D0%B4%D0%B8%D0%B5_and_Aarun_A_Comparative_Look_at_Russian_and_Alaskan_Sentencing_Guidelines_and_Structures)
'Russian prisons are essentially torture chambers' - Deutsche Welle (http://www.dw.de/russian-prisons-are-essentially-torture-chambers/a-17246149)
'Comparative Criminal Law and Enforcement: Russia' (http://law.jrank.org/pages/686/Comparative-Criminal-Law-Enforcement-Russia-Sentencing-prison-system.html)
Wealth and inequality
An estimated 35% of the nation's wealth is in the hands of just 110 individuals.
Government
Crime and justice in the Russian Federation
Contentious issues
Background
Population: 140,470,272 (July 2014 estimate)

Proportion of ethnic minorities: 23.3% (official figures)

Life expectancy at birth: 70.2 years (152nd highest in the world)
Crime: statistics and rankings
Illegal drugs: 22nd out of 93 countries
Intentional homicide rate: 21st out of 44 countries
Guns per 100 residents: 8.9
Murders per capita: 30th out of 86 countries
Rapes per capita: 37th out of 57 countries
Hate Crime
Unique crimes in Russia
Sentencing
Policing
Incarceration
Corruption in society
Corruption in the Justice System and Politics
References: Background
CIA World Factbook (https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/rs.html)
‘Russian Demographics: the perfect storm’ Yale Global Online ( http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/content/russian-demographics-perfect-storm)
‘Gap between rich & poor in Russia among world's biggest’ - Russia Today (http://rt.com/business/russia-world-household-wealth-944/)
‘Putting Russia's Unparalleled Wealth Disparity In Perspective’ - Business Insider (http://www.businessinsider.com/putting-russias-unparalleled-wealth-disparity-in-perspective-2013-10?IR=T)
Human Development Index (http://hdr.undp.org/en/countries/profiles/RUS)
‘A short guide to the Russian political system’ by Roger Darlington (http://www.rogerdarlington.me.uk/Russianpoliticalsystem.html)
‘Putin’s Approval Rating Rises to 86% Despite Slumping Economy’ - Time Magazine (http://time.com/3724564/putin-approval-rating/)
References: types of crime
References: responses to crime
'Meanwhile in Russia, Putin passes law against protests' - Washington Post (http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2014/07/22/meanwhile-in-russia-putin-passes-law-against-protests/)
'Russia's Putin signs anti-protest law before rally' - Reuters (http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/06/08/us-russia-protests-idUSBRE8570ZH20120608)
Russian crime statistics (http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Russia/Crime)
'Violence Against LGBTs Getting Worse in Russia, Study Says' - The Moscow Times (http://www.themoscowtimes.com/news/article/violence-against-lgbts-getting-worse-in-Russia-study-says/513341.html)
References: corruption
Business Anti-corruption Portal: Russian Judicial system profile (http://www.business-anti-corruption.com/country-profiles/europe-central-asia/russia/corruption-levels/judicial-system.aspx)
'Corruption in Russia as a Business' - Institute of Modern Russia (http://imrussia.org/en/society/376-corruption-in-russia-as-a-business)
'Russia's growth stifled by corruption' - BBC News (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-18622833)
'Causes and Consequences of Corruption in Putin’s Russia' - Robert Orttung (http://www.gwu.edu/~ieresgwu/assets/docs/ponars/pm_0430.pdf)
'Organized Crime and Corruption in Russia' - Sergei Boskholov (https://www.gwu.edu/~ieresgwu/assets/docs/demokratizatsiya%20archive/03-3_Boskholov.PDF)
Спасибо за внимание!
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