This chapter addresses both the Marxist critique of law before the Russian Revolution and the development of the Soviet Law Structure. It discusses the three main trends in Soviet Criminal Law before elucidating how these trends affected the General Part and the Special Part of Soviet Criminal Codes and overall Soviet criminal policy.
Thaman, Stephen C., Marxist and Soviet Law (2014). The Oxford Handbook of Criminal Law (Markus D. Dubber and Tatjana Hörnle, eds.), Chpt. 14, 2014.