Рецензенты: В. И. Селиверстов, доктор юридических наук, профессор, заслуженный деятель науки Российской Федерации Ю. В. Голик, доктор юридических наук, профессор Reviewers: Honored Science Worker of the Russian Federation, Doctor of Law, professor V. I. Seliverstov Doctor of Law, professor Yu. V. Golik V. M. Anisimkov Russia in the Mirror of Prison Criminal Traditions. – St. Petersburg: “Yuridichesky Center Press”, 2003. The work is devoted to the problem of subculture interrelations of persons deprived of freedom; analyses elements of subculture formed in “prison community”: traditions and customs, the underworld, tattoos, entertainments, etc. Special attention is paid to the research of stratification of prisoners, its reasons and evolution – from pre-revolutionary Russia until now; uses data of interviews carried out both with the convicted criminals and with those who work in the criminal enforcement system.