Экономика и преступность. Сборник материалов международной научно-практической конференции 28-29 мая 2012 г., Санкт-Петербург
This article presents an analysis of the new security strategy and fight against the organized crime, which was developed by the President of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, occupying the post of head of state from 2012 to 2018. Peña Nieto has received a heavy inheritance in matters of crime. Violence, been raging across the country, has become completely uncontrolled. The severity of this problem has put it forward to a central place in his campaign. Security strategy of the new president differs from the strategy of his predecessor F. Calderon by the reason that E. Peña Nieto has given the insurance of the safety of the country population top priority, and put the fight against drug traffic with the assistance of army on the second place. Based on statistical data, the author concludes that this strategy has not justified the high hopes, pinned on it by the Government of E. Peña Nieto and the Mexican society, and does not differ from F. Calderon's strategy in the gained results. The article identifies the main reasons, which prevent the efficient combat to the rise of organized crime and drug traffic.
One of the most groundbreaking sociology texts of the mid-20th century, Howard S. Becker’s Outsiders is a thorough exploration of social deviance and how it can be addressed in an understanding and helpful manner. A compulsively readable and thoroughly researched exploration of social deviance and the application of what is known as "labeling theory" to the studies of deviance. With particular research into drug culture, Outsiders analyzes unconventional individuals and their place in normal society. (Simon and Schuster)
Review of Tsuyoshi Hasegawa, Crime and Punishment in the Russian Revolution: Mob Justice and Police in Petrograd
In Propertius 2.29a the poet is captured by a group of Cupids identified so by a reader from indirect indications only and described in a way suggesting that they were not recognized by the narrator. It appears that Cupids’ behavior is modeled on the behavior of some real persons. The paper is dedicated to the problem of what persons are meant. It has been suggested that they are to be identified with professional street brigands (M. Rothstein) or with policemen (G. Luck), or that the boys are in fact slaves of the poet’s beloved who are disguised as Cupids (Th. Birt); dominant in the contemporary commentaries is F. Cairns’ interpretation, suggesting that fugitiuarii, ancient bounty hunters, are meant as the model for Cupids. Given the popularity of seruitium amoris imagery in Roman love elegy, it is probably inevitable that Cupids of this elegy should be somehow seen as fugitiuarii, but Cairns’ theory does not solve all the problems connected with the text. I argue that, while eventually readers and the narrator are supposed to realize that Cupids in fact acted as fugitiuarii, earlier in the poem the actions of Cupids are rather modeled on the behavior of groups of (generally noble) youths committing outrages for fun during night. I point to parallels to difficult places of Propertius’ elegy in the sources describing behavior of such groups. In the course of my survey I propose a conjecture to Apul. Met. 2.18.4 (tibi uero fortunae splendor inuidiam, contemptus etiam peregrinationis poterit adferre).