Family, Home, and Social Sciences
First Faculty Advisor
Dr. Jeffrey Hardy
First Faculty Reader
Dr. Michael Kelly
Dr. Aaron Skabelund
Russian law, constitutions, criminal codes, Fundamental Law
This thesis examines the constitutions and criminal codes which appeared at the end of the Tsarist regime of Nicholas II and the beginning of the new regime of the Bolsheviks led by Vladimir Lenin. It contrasts the constitutions and criminal codes of each regime to demonstrate the changes between state ideologies and laws, but also highlight the similarities between the two in terms of their concerns for the state. It shows that despite the changes that occurred in the written law, each regime was primarily concerned with establishing the supremacy of the ruling government.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Kimball, Jennifer, "Legal Supremacy: The Translation Between Tsarist and Communist Constitutions and Criminal Codes" (2019). Undergraduate Honors Theses. 63.