Focus on the severity of criminal punishment in Russia, Peter The Great Era
All the preceding essays and course-work should be seen as leading up to, and contributing to, this final paper. Feel free to use any of the text you will have written in the first three papers without attribution. In fifteen pages, you should (a) identify and define the aspect of criminal justice in Russia that you are investigating; (b) present a historiographical overview of scholarly works illuminating this aspect; (c) interpret the development of this aspect of criminal justice in comparison with developments in Europe; (d) draw some conclusions about the specificity of this aspect of criminal justice in Russia. You do not have to investigate your topic across the three centuries covered by this course, but you should be very mindful of change over time and carefully delineate your time frame.