The Shifting Sands of Punishment in China in the Era of 'Harmonious Society'

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Title The Shifting Sands of Punishment in China in the Era of 'Harmonious Society'
Author Trevaskes, Susan Elwyn
Journal Name Law and Policy
Year Published 2010
Place of publication United States
Publisher Wiley
Abstract This article about the politics of punishment in China today follows some of the political machinations involved in the development of a new policy called “Balancing Leniency and Severity.” It treats this new policy as an exemplar of how politics works in the Hu Jintao era to change the way crimes are addressed in judicial decision making. This paper underscores the important ways in which political ideology informs criminal justice policy and practice in China. It examines a number of stages of development within the last decade during which Balancing Leniency and Severity has emerged as a foundational criminal justice policy.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI
Volume 32
Issue Number 3
Page from 332
Page to 361
ISSN 0265-8240
Date Accessioned 2010-09-07
Language en_AU
Research Centre Griffith Asia Institute
Faculty Faculty of Humanities and Social Science
Subject PRE2009-Law, Justice and Law Enforcement
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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