Courts and Criminal Justice in Contemporary China

Courts and Criminal Justice in Contemporary China

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Courts and Criminal Justice in Contemporary China is a study of Chinese judicial power as it is manifested in law-and-order campaigns and shame punishment. Dr. Sue Trevaskes examines today's court practices and their antecedents in China by exploring 'law on display' in local court trials, rallies, and campaigns. By emphasizing the justice system of the 1980s it becomes apparent how criminal court practices in this period set the foundation for practices into the Twenty-First Century. Trevaskes argues that many aspects of Chinese law, especially civil and economic law, have developed into modern and sophisticated systems of justice administration, criminal law has not. Courts and Criminal Justice in Contemporary China is suitable for graduate students and researchers of Asian Studies.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 162.56 x 223.52 x 17.78mm | 317.51g
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739119885
  • 9780739119884
  • 1,588,679

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Politics and Authority-Building in Criminal Court Work Chapter 2 Courts on Trial Chapter 3 Expressive Punishment: The Court Sentencing Rally Chapter 4 The Rise of the Anti-Crime Campaign in Post-Mao Court Work Chapter 5 Striking Hard: The Politics of Law and Order Chapter 6 Chop-Suey Justice Chapter 7 Courts on the Campaign Path in the Twenty-First Century Chapter 8 Conclusion: Criminal Court Work Then and Now
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Review quote

In this cogently argued volume on the Chinese court system, Trevaskes...examines today's court practices and their antecedents by exploring law as it is used in local court trials, rallies, and campaigns...Highly Recommended. CHOICE, January 2008 A valuable addition to the existing scholarship on Chinese law and practice. -- . China Quarterly, March 2008 The study provides insightful assessments of the political and legal struggle of the Chinese criminal courts in response to the challenges...The effort the author has made in the data collection is admirable. Asian Journal Of Criminology, June 2008 Empirical research on criminal justice issues in the PRC is scarce, and Susan Trevaskes' study helps fill this gap... This book is lucidly written, and will appeal especially to those whose interests lie in criminal procedure, criminal law, court work and Chinese legal studies. -- Wing Hong Chui The China Journal, January 2009 Highly Recommended. Lower-division undergraduates and above. -- S. K. Ma, California State University, Los Angeles CHOICE
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About Sue Trevaskes

Sue Trevaskes is professor in the School of Languages and Linguistics at Griffith University.
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