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Author Kowalsky, Sharon A.

Title Deviant women : female crime and criminology in revolutionary Russia, 1880-1930 / Sharon A. Kowalsky.

Published DeKalb : Northern Illinois University Press, [2009]
©2009

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 UniM Bail  364.3740947 KOWA    AVAILABLE
Physical description xii, 314 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Pt. 1. The Development of Criminology -- 1. Anthropology, Sociology, and Female Crime: The Origins of Criminology in Russia -- 2. Professionals, Social Science, and the State The Organization of Soviet Criminology -- Pt. 2. Analyzing Female Crime -- 3. The Woman's Sphere: The Role of Sexuality in Female Deviance -- 4. The Geography of Crime: City, Countryside, and Trends in Female Criminality -- 5. A Remnant of the Old Way of Life: Infanticide in Theory and Practice -- Epilogue: The Fate of Soviet Criminology.
Summary "Deviant Women looks at the emergence of criminology in early Soviet Russia, tracing the development of principles and theories - particularly that of female deviance - and highlighting the ways in which criminologists were able to conduct innovative social science research under the constraints of Bolshevik ideology. Kowalsky then focuses on the analyses of female crime and criminologists' attitudes concerning sexuality, geography, and class. Concluding with a close study of infanticide, the most "typical" crime committed by women, Kowalsky discusses the social attitudes that were revealed in the professional discussion of this crime. Historians of modern Russia and the USSR, scholars of gender studies, and those studying criminology will be fascinated by this original study."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Female offenders -- Soviet Union -- History.
Deviant behavior -- Soviet Union -- History.
Women -- Soviet Union -- Social conditions.
Crime -- Soviet Union -- History.
Criminologists -- Soviet Union -- History.
ISBN 9780875804064 (clothbound : alk. paper)
0875804063 (clothbound : alk. paper)