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The Resource Crime and punishment in the Russian revolution : mob justice and police in Petrograd, Tsuyoshi Hasegawa

Crime and punishment in the Russian revolution : mob justice and police in Petrograd, Tsuyoshi Hasegawa

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Crime and punishment in the Russian revolution : mob justice and police in Petrograd
Title
Crime and punishment in the Russian revolution
Title remainder
mob justice and police in Petrograd
Statement of responsibility
Tsuyoshi Hasegawa
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In a new perspective on the Russian Revolution, Tsuyoshi Hasegawa examines in detail the convulsions of the revolutionary year from March 1917 to March 1918 through the lens of violent crime, police behavior, and the responses of ordinary people in the capital city, St. Petersburg. A frightening rise in crime, especially violent crime, threatened the daily life of ordinary citizens. They often took the law into their own hands, and frequently resorted to mob justice, a reflection of the breakdown of the social fabric as well as the psychological state of people uneasy about or threatened by the changes going on around them. Crime and Punishment in the Russian Revolution examines how the new police power created under the Provisional Government broke down, the nature of the crimes threatening the city, and how people reacted. It then explores how violent crime continued to rise under the Bolshevik regime, and what the Bolsheviks did to control upheaval in the streets. The result is a new way of looking at the nature of Bolshevik power after the October Revolution. The violent explosion of drunken pogroms in November and December 1917 greatly shocked the Bolshevik leadership. Unlike previous works that treat them as a minor episode, this book considers the drunken pogroms the crucial turning point of the Bolsheviks' policy on the maintenance of law and order. The Bolshevik leadership reconstituted the police as a strongly centralized force with power over the local forces and militias, establishing a top-down pattern of control that would continue, even intensify, when the capital was moved to Moscow"--
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1941-
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Hasegawa, Tsuyoshi
Dewey number
364.947/2109041
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Crime
  • Law enforcement
  • Police
  • Saint Petersburg (Russia)
  • Russia (Federation)
  • Revolution (Saint Petersburg, Russia : 1917-1921)
  • Crime
  • Law enforcement
  • Police
  • Russia (Federation)
  • Russia (Federation)
Label
Crime and punishment in the Russian revolution : mob justice and police in Petrograd, Tsuyoshi Hasegawa
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Conclusion
  • Introduction
  • Prelude to revolution
  • Crime on the rise
  • Why did the crime rate shoot up?
  • Militias rise and fall
  • An epidemic of mob justice
  • Crime after the Bolshevik takeover
  • The Bolsheviks and the militia
Control code
1927765
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
351 pages
Isbn
9780674972063
Lccn
2017010883
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780674972063
  • (OCoLC)982089222
Label
Crime and punishment in the Russian revolution : mob justice and police in Petrograd, Tsuyoshi Hasegawa
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Conclusion
  • Introduction
  • Prelude to revolution
  • Crime on the rise
  • Why did the crime rate shoot up?
  • Militias rise and fall
  • An epidemic of mob justice
  • Crime after the Bolshevik takeover
  • The Bolsheviks and the militia
Control code
1927765
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
351 pages
Isbn
9780674972063
Lccn
2017010883
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780674972063
  • (OCoLC)982089222

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