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Humanitarian sciences in Siberia

2004 year, number

The Phenomenon of Illegal Tribunals in the second half of 1920s - beginning of 1930s.

Isaev V.I.
Institute of History SB RAS, Novosibirsk
Pages: 76-79


The article is devoted to analysis of clashes between state and legal entities from one hand, and spontaneous violence in Siberia cities and villages from the other hand that is studied on the basis of history of mass illegal tribunals. These tendencies of illegal tribunals not only had traditional roots and reasons but were caused by negative aspects in activity of the Soviet state and its legal system in the respective historical period. The analysis of the spontaneous violence against criminals is indicative in terms of studying the public psychology and morality, and the level of the legal culture of the population.