- Paperback: 324 pages
- Publisher: Carolina Academic Press; 1 edition (April 9, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1594602255
- ISBN-13: 978-1594602252
- Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 0.8 x 8.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 15 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,395,398 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Serio provides a road map to the Russian criminal mind set. Required reading for ALL law enforcement! --Detective Douglas Fell, Vancouver B.C. Police Department, Co-Founder Western Association of Eastern European Organized Crime Investigators<br /><br />At a time when so many accounts in the West portray a one-sided and narrow view of the country, this book is a must-read to see a broader picture of the complexity inherent in Russia's transition from authoritarianism to democracy and from a planned to a market economy. --Joel H. Samuels, Assistant Professor, University of South Carolina School of Law<br /><br />This book should be required reading for anyone spending any time in Russia -- certainly journalists and business people posted there, and students as well. Aside from the well-documented account of the lawless 1990s, it offers a rich history of Russian criminal life, from the times of Ivan the Terrible through to the Vory v zakone. --Russian Life
"In sum, the originality and appeal of this book comes from the fact that it manages to be at once well documented and argued without being laboriously academic, while at the same time being accessibly written without engaging in over-simplification or losing its critical edge. It is thus a very accessible introductory text on its subject and deserves to be read widely and not only by those with a specific interest in 'mafias'." --Gavin Slade, University of Oxford (Doctor of Philosophy candidate, also at Centre for Criminology)
This book should be required reading for anyone spending any time in Russia -- certainly journalists and business people posted there, and students as well. Aside from the well-documented account of the lawless 1990s, it offers a rich history of Russian criminal life, from the times of Ivan the Terrible through to the Vory v zakone. --Russian Life
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Joseph D. Serio is currently a doctoral student in the College of Criminal Justice at Sam Houston State University (SHSU). He is also Editor in Chief of the bimonthly publication, "Crime and Justice International" and Project Manager at the Correctional Management Institute of Texas at SHSU.