Russian justice at a glance

Imagine what it is like to know how criminal justice around you is carried:

  • Who is facing criminal trial?
  • Why are people convicted?
  • What are the verdict outcomes?
  • When are judges biased and misaligned?

In an effort to understand decision making in courts, we collected and analyzed nearly all sentencing decisions in 2213 regional and territory courts of the Russian Federation in the year 2009. This project plots the results of this research on a single map. It is the first time law and society scholars and general public can examine spatial context of sentencing on such a scale. Go ahead, and

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