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The Routledge Handbook of Chinese Criminology

Edited by: Liqun Cao , Ivan Y. Sun , Bill Hebenton

Print publication date:  July  2013
Online publication date:  July  2013

Print ISBN: 9780415500401
eBook ISBN: 9780203766774
Adobe ISBN: 9781135021467

10.4324/9780203766774
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Book description

As the world’s second largest economy, China has made great progress in developing criminology. The Routledge Handbook of Chinese Criminology aims to be a key reference point to summarize the large body of literature in both Chinese and English about various aspects of crime and its control in China for international scholars with an interest in the development of criminological research on and in the Greater China region, and for everyone with a broad interest in international criminology.

The editors of the handbook have selected authoritative contributors recognized for their research and scholarship on China, Hong Kong Macao, and Taiwan. This handbook consists of five sections:

  • An account of the development of criminology as an academic discipline in modern China, as well as some of the unique theories, strategies, or philosophies of crime control that have emerged,
  • An analysis of the criminal justice system in China, including the police, the courts, corrections, juvenile justice and the death penalty,
  • An exploration of the issues and problems in conducting research in China,
  • Reflections on the nature of crime and criminality in China, including drugs, prostitution, human trafficking, corruption, floating population, domestic violence, and white-collar crime,
  • An account of crime and criminal justice in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macao.

The book presents a coherent and comprehensive collection of essays on current research and theory in criminology, crime and justice in China and Greater China, and the Editors’ Introduction and Conclusion provide further contextualisation of the Handbook’s key themes.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Historical themes of crime causation in China Download PDF
Chapter  2:  The development of criminology in modern China Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Social and crime control with Chinese characteristics Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Punishment in China Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Legal systems in China Download PDF
Chapter  6:  The police system in China Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Autonomy, courts, and the politico-legal order in contemporary China Download PDF
Chapter  8:  China’s criminal justice system Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Juvenile criminal justice system in China Download PDF
Chapter  10:  People’s mediation in China Download PDF
Chapter  11:  The death penalty in China Download PDF
Chapter  12:  The politics of numbers Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Criminological research in China Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Crime data and criminological research in contemporary China Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Drugs and drug control in the People’s Republic of China (1949–present) Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Prostitution and human trafficking Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Urbanization and inevitable migration Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Domestic violence and its official reactions in China Download PDF
Chapter  19:  White-collar and corporate crime in China Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Unmasking crime and criminology in Taiwan Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Official reaction to crime in Taiwan Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Crime and its control in Hong Kong Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Official reactions to crime and drug problems in Hong Kong Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Crime and gambling in Macao Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Official responses to crime in Macao Download PDF
Editors'_conclusions Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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