Экономика и преступность. Сборник материалов международной научно-практической конференции 28-29 мая 2012 г., Санкт-Петербург
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)
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).
Problems of strengthening of law and order and criminality counteraction are regarded from an unordinary point of view. It includes the following parts: 1. State power, law and order and criminality counteraction as an indivisible complex of problems. 2. Measures of esthetic character. 3. Measures of rational character. 4. Measures of orientation character.
Subject This article discusses various measures to reduce the availability of alcoholic beverages to the population. Objectives The article aims to assess the impact of anti-alcohol policy measures, price instruments especially, on the crime rate in the regions of Russia. Methods For the study, I used an econometric analysis. The Rosstat data for 2003–2016 are the basis for research. Results The article shows a non-linear correlation between the level of alcohol prices and the amount of crime in the region. Conclusions and Relevance The use of price instruments in the framework of anti-alcohol policy helps reduce the crime rate in the regions. At the same time, it is necessary to approach their application with caution due to the possibility of strengthening of the competitiveness of illegal alcoholic beverages. The research findings can be used in the formation of anti-alcohol policy.