Social Exclusion of Convicts and Ex-Convicts in Russia

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The article raises questions pertaining to ex-convicts as well as confined prisoners - one of the most marginalized groups among all exclusive groups in society. The authors speak about deprivation of convicts and former convicts, as well as their discrimination by the state, identifying the spheres of maximum discrimination of the exclusive group under investigation. On the basis of a sociological study, the authors analyze the most significant barriers preventing the ex-convicts from re-socialization. According to the authors, the task of the government agencies and public organizations is to reduce the number of barriers, which put the socially excluded groups in isolation.

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E A Stepanova

Institute of Law and Philosophy

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Уральское отделение Российской академии наук; Институт философии и права; Institute of Law and Philosophy

M Yu Eflova

Kazan (Volga basin) Federal University


Кафедра социологии; Казанский (Приволжский) федеральный университет; Kazan (Volga basin) Federal University


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