Deviant Women Female Crime and Criminology in Revolutionary Russia, 1880-1930 (Hardcover)
|Author: Sharon A. Kowalsky|
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|Examines how Soviet criminologists in the 1920s understood female crime and how their attitudes helped shape the development of social and behavioral standards.|
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After seizing power in 1917, the Bolsheviks initiated reforms aimed at abolishing the old way of life in Russia. A new Family Code liberalized marriage procedures, promoted communal living arrangements, and abolished the concept of illegitimacy. Other decrees legalized abortion, deregulated prostitution, and emancipated women. The Bolsheviks? Marxist ideology that guided these reforms was also behind the assertion that crime, an artifact of bourgeois capitalist exploitation, would disappear under socialism. As crime persisted, Soviet criminologists?a cohort of jurists, doctors, sociologists, anthropologists, psychiatrists, statisticians, and forensic experts?were charged with examining its causes and motives to determine the most effective methods to eliminate it.