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Coping with the failure of the police in post-Soviet Russia: findings from one empirical study

Zernova, Margarita

Authors

Dr Margarita Zernova Margarita.Zernova@hull.ac.uk
Lecturer in Criminology and Programme Director for MA in Criminal Justice and Crime Control

Abstract

This paper discusses various adaptations and strategies developed by post-Soviet Russians in response to the failure of the police. It does so based on findings derived from an empirical study carried out by the author. A number of survival techniques utilised by citizens to compensate for dysfunctional policing is outlined, and dangers triggered by these coping strategies are highlighted.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2012-12
Journal Police practice and research
Print ISSN 1561-4263
Electronic ISSN 1477-271X
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 13
Issue 6
Pages 474-486
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/15614263.2011.616141
Keywords Post-Soviet Russia, Police, Public distrust, Coping techniques
Publisher URL http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15614263.2011.616141
Additional Information Authors' accepted manuscript of article published in: Police practice and research, 2011, v.13, issue 6