publication . Article . 2012

Youtube Cops and Power Without Limits : Understanding Police Violence in 21st Century Russia

Annette Robertson; Yulia Chistyakova;
Open Access French
  • Published: 01 Aug 2012
  • Publisher: Centre d'études et de recherche sur les sociétés et les institutions post-soviétiques
Abstract
This paper explores the problem of police violence in contemporary Russia by reviewing research on police violence, drawing on Internet coverage of the issue and analysing relevant examples. In recent years the problems of police abuse of power, torture, cruelty and other crimes perpetrated by police officers (violence, drug dealing, extortion, and collusion with criminal groups) have been frequently discussed in the mass media, highlighted by human rights activists, and studied by social scientists. Police power has been frequently characterised as power “without limits” (bespredel) and it has recently been argued that the Russian police represent an example of...
Subjects
ACM Computing Classification System: ComputingMilieux_COMPUTERSANDSOCIETY
free text keywords: Police, Violence, Reform, History of Eastern Europe, DJK1-77, Social sciences (General), H1-99, Criminology, New media, Law, Misconduct, Torture, Political science, Extortion, Mass media, business.industry, business, Abuse of power, Police science, Cruelty
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