ch. 1. Perspectives on legal culture in prerevolutionary Russia / Susan Eva Heuman ch. 2. Toward a general theory of law and Marxism : E.B. Pashukanis / Piers Beirne and Robert Sharlet 3. P.I. Stuchka and Soviet law / Robert Sharlet, Peter B. Maggs, and Piers Beirne ch. 4. Law and the constitution of Soviet society : the case of Comrade Lenin / Piers Beirne and Alan Hunt ch. 5. Lenin, crime, and penal politics, 1917-1924 / Piers Beirne and Alan Hunt ch. 6. In search of Vyshinsky : a paradox of law and terror / Robert Sharlet and Piers Beirne ch. 7. Nikolai Vasil'evich Krylenko : a reevaluation / Donald D. Barry ch. 8. Vyshinsky, Krylenko, and Soviet penal politics in the 1930s / Eugene Huskey.