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  • B.A., Harvard University
  • M.A., Columbia University
  • Ph.D., Columbia University

Peter H. Solomon

Professor Emeritus


Specializes in Soviet and post-Soviet politics and in the politics of criminal justice in various countries. Author of Soviet Criminologists and Criminal Policy (1978); Criminal Justice Policy, From Research to Reform (1983); Soviet Criminal Justice under Stalin (1996); co-author of Courts and Transition in Russia: The Challenge of Judicial Reform (2000); and editor of Reforming Justice in Russia, 1864-1996 (1997). His current research includes (1) judicial and legal reform in contemporary Russia and Ukraine; (2) courts, law and politics in authoritarian and transitional regimes; and (3) criminal policy in post-communist states.

Research Interests

  • Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics
  • Politics of Criminal Justice in Various Countries

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