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By 1934 the Soviet government had reversed its views on crime and punishment and on the self-sufficiency of the places of confinement. It had modified its position on the reeducation of inmates and on their employment. It had fully implemented its notion of the subordination of the places of confine...

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Published in: Origins Of The Gulag p. 139
Main Author: MICHAEL JAKOBSON
Format: Book Chapter
Language: English
Published: The University Press of Kentucky 02-05-2015
Subjects:
Law
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Summary: By 1934 the Soviet government had reversed its views on crime and punishment and on the self-sufficiency of the places of confinement. It had modified its position on the reeducation of inmates and on their employment. It had fully implemented its notion of the subordination of the places of confinement to a single agency. Prior to the October Revolution of 1917, Bolsheviks had believed that crime arose from the injustices of the capitalist system. They denied individual guilt and held society responsible for individual crimes. They thought crime would decrease if the capitalist order were destroyed and disappear completely under
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