The article analyzes Russian prisoners' views on Russia, its future and political leader. The research has been conducted by means of anonymous questionnaire poll among 100 male prisoners kept in a strict regime correctional colony for people who have already served their sentences before. The interviewed prisoners revealed critical view on political system of modern Russia and low level of loyalty to current political leaders. They tend to give negative appraisals of Russian future. In whole prisoners turned out to be more critical in their opinions than average Russians, meanwhile such critical statements as "unjust state" and "corrupted authorities" might be nothing but excuse of their own deviant behavior.
The article analyzes the influence of motivation of public officials on their corrupt behavior. In the framework of normative-value conceptualization corruption is considered as anti-social, autodestructive deviant behavior. The represented two-dimensional curve of motivation consists of two segments. The first, “thirst for recognition” segment consists of pro-social, positive and altruistic motives, and the second, “greed” segment consists of negative and selfish motives. This article shows that motivation, especially with external locus of control has a decisive influence on corrupt behavior as means of the goals achievement. Particularly, it directly allows public officials to use “aim justifies the means” principle, or indirectly predetermine the very aim of their actions.