China’s criminal justice system

Authored by: Mike McConville , Xin Fu

The Routledge Handbook of Chinese Criminology

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

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

10.4324/9780203766774.ch8

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Abstract

Chinese criminal justice functions by means of parallel systems. Some are described in the books; others operate in a twilight world. Some have attributes that mirror those of conventional legal systems; others function according to different criteria, understandings and accountability arrangements.

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