Murder Most Russian: True Crime and Punishment in Late Imperial Russia

Murder Most Russian True Crime and Punishment in Late Imperial Russia How a society defines crimes and prosecutes criminals illuminates its cultural values social norms and political expectations In Murder Most Russian Louise McReynolds uses a fascinating series of m

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  • Title: Murder Most Russian: True Crime and Punishment in Late Imperial Russia
  • Author: Louise McReynolds
  • ISBN: 9780801451454
  • Page: 203
  • Format: Hardcover
  • How a society defines crimes and prosecutes criminals illuminates its cultural values, social norms, and political expectations In Murder Most Russian, Louise McReynolds uses a fascinating series of murders and subsequent trials that took place in the wake of the 1864 legal reforms enacted by Tsar Alexander II to understand the impact of these reforms on Russian society bHow a society defines crimes and prosecutes criminals illuminates its cultural values, social norms, and political expectations In Murder Most Russian, Louise McReynolds uses a fascinating series of murders and subsequent trials that took place in the wake of the 1864 legal reforms enacted by Tsar Alexander II to understand the impact of these reforms on Russian society before the Revolution of 1917 For the first time in Russian history, the accused were placed in the hands of juries of common citizens in courtrooms that were open to the press Drawing on a wide array of sources, McReynolds reconstructs murders that gripped Russian society, from the case of Andrei Gilevich, who advertised for a personal secretary and beheaded the respondent as a way of perpetrating insurance fraud, to the beating death of Marianna Time at the hands of two young aristocrats who hoped to steal her diamond earrings.As McReynolds shows, newspapers covered such trials extensively, transforming the courtroom into the most public site in Russia for deliberation about legality and justice To understand the cultural and social consequences of murder in late imperial Russia, she analyzes the discussions that arose among the emergent professional criminologists, defense attorneys, and expert forensic witnesses about what made a defendant s behavior criminal She also deftly connects real criminal trials to the burgeoning literary genre of crime fiction and fruitfully compares the Russian case to examples of crimes both from Western Europe and the United States in this period.Murder Most Russian will appeal not only to readers interested in Russian culture and true crime but also to historians who study criminology, urbanization, the role of the social sciences in forging the modern state, evolving notions of the self and the psyche, the instability of gender norms, and sensationalism in the modern media.

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    1. Louise McReynolds, PhD'84AuthorFrom our pages (May–June/13): Following Russia's disastrous defeat in the Crimean War, Tsar Alexander II (1855–81) implemented a series of reforms, including a sweeping overhaul of the national legal system. The introduction of juries and public trials transformed the courtroom into a theatrical spectacle, with reporters covering murder cases extensively and audiences waiting breathlessly for updates. Louise McReynolds chronicles several such trials and the bru [...]

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