On the evening of December 10th at 19:00 within the framework of the public program of Donbas Studies and a series of lectures by Ukrainian Center for Law and Crime Research there will be a lecture by sociologist Oksana Mikheeva ‘The Criminal Situation in Soviet Ukraine in the first Soviet decade 1919-1929’
The lecture will present data characterizing the overall structure of crime and the dynamics of certain types of offenses in Soviet Ukraine in the first ten years of its existence. Particular attention will be paid to research of the 1920s and the approaches developed to their understanding and definition of so-called “social deviations” (prostitution, homosexuality, suicide). The socio-demographic characteristics of registered offenders will also be examined in the context of Soviet declarations of the “bourgeois” nature of crime.
Dr Oksana Mikheeva, sociologist, lecturer at Ukrainian Catholic University. She defended her PhD thesis on Crime and Crime in Donbass (1921–1928) in 1999. In 2012, she defended her PhD in History on the topic “Law Enforcement of the Ukrainian SSR in the Years of the NEP: Historical Aspects of Formation and Activity.” She is a member of the International Association of Humanities, Taras Shevchenko Scientific Society, Sociological Association of Ukraine, editorial board of the magazines “Ukraina Moderna,” “Skhid,” and “The Studies of Warmia.”
Photo: Marco Zaliznyak
10th of December, 19:00
IZONE, 2 floor
8 Naberezhno-Luhova street