Severe and Swift Justice in China

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Title Severe and Swift Justice in China
Author Trevaskes, Susan Elwyn
Journal Name British Journal of Criminology
Editor Pat Carlen
Year Published 2007
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Oxford University Press
Abstract One quarter of the world's population live in China. Chinese law is fast shifting into the global arena. China's response to new and emerging crimes over the last decade is now an important international human rights issue. This paper discusses some key concepts for understanding the criminal justice system of a country that is fast becoming the second most economically and geo-politically powerful nation in the world. Thousands of criminals are executed during China's periodic 'Strike Hard' anti-crime campaigns. This paper examines the Strike Hard policy of 'severity and swiftness', seeking to achieve three complementary objectives: to provide insight into the machinations of criminal justice operations in China's anti-crime campaigns, to explain official justifications for the policy, and to give voice to alternative commentaries and opinions of Chinese criminal justice researchers and practitioners.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://bjc.oxfordjournals.org/
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/bjc/azl032
Volume 47
Page from 23
Page to 41
ISSN 0007-0955
Date Accessioned 2007-03-07
Date Available 2009-05-22T07:46:05Z
Language en_AU
Research Centre Griffith Asia Institute
Faculty Faculty of Arts
Subject PRE2009-Justice Systems and Administration; PRE2009-Justice and Legal Studies; PRE2009-Law and Society
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/13662
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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