Homicide in the Russian Empire and Soviet Union
2005 (English)In: British Journal of Criminology, ISSN 0007-0955, E-ISSN 1464-3529, Vol. 45, no 5, 647-670 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
With the collapse of Communism, statistics relating to previously ‘taboo’ phenomena such as homicide became available in the Soviet Union for the first time in over 50 years. The current study builds on several recent studies of homicide in Russia by extending both its time-frame and geographical coverage. Taking data from the end of the tsarist (1910) and Communist (1989) periods, the study maps the changes that occurred in the geographical distribution of homicide rates in ‘European Russia’ across the Soviet years. While non-Russian areas tended to remain or become less violent, Russia became more violent. These differences may have had a cultural component underlying them which was further exacerbated by the role of the state in the Soviet period.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2005. Vol. 45, no 5, 647-670 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-6620DOI: 10.1093/bjc/azi019ISI: 000231473000004OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-6620DiVA: diva2:402729