Social and legal characteristics of the convicts serving sentences in Russian correction colonies


Spasennikov B.A.

of the Research Institute of the Federal Penitentiary Service, Moscow, Russia borisspasennikov@yandex.ru

Smirnov A.M.

Cand. Sci. (Low), Assoc. Prof., Senior Researcher of SIC-2, Research Institute Federal Penitentiary Service, Moscow, Russia vipnauka@list.ru

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Spasennikov B.A., Smirnov A.M. Social and legal characteristics of the convicts serving sentences in Russian correction colonies. Sotsiologicheskie issledovaniya [Sociological Studies]. 2015. No 9. P. 120-124




Abstract

The article presents social and legal characteristics of the convicts serving sentences of imprisonment in correctional colonies in Russia obtained through use of official statistics, as well as the results of survey conducted in March 2014. The study involved nearly 10,500 male convicts serving sentences in correctional colonies of 16 territorial authorities in Russia. The paper offers a “generalized portrait” of convicts, and an accompanying prognosis.


Keywords
sociological study; criminal penalties; convict; convict’s characteristics; correction of convicts; prison
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