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Criminal Justice in Hong Kong


ISBN13: 9781845680381
Published: June 2007
Publisher: Routledge-Cavendish
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £51.99



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Containing a wealth of archival material and statistical data on crime and criminal justice, Criminal Justice in Hong Kong presents a detailed evaluation of Hong Kong’s criminal justice system, both past and present. Exploring the justice system and the perceptions of popular culture, this book demonstrates how the current criminal justice system has been influenced and shaped over time by Hong Kong’s historical position between ‘East’ and ‘West’.

Jones and Vagg’s examination of the justice system not only takes into account geographical changes, like the erection of the border with communist China in 1950 but also insists that any deep understanding of the current system requires a dialogue with the rich and complex narratives of Hong Kong’s history.

It explores a range of questions, including:-

  • How were Hong Kong's criminal justice institutions and practices formed?
  • What has been its experience of law and order?
  • How has Hong Kong's status as between 'East' and 'West' affected its social, political and legal institutions?
Careful and detailed, this analysis of one of the most economically successful, politically stable and safe yet frequently misrepresented cities, is a valuable addition to the bookshelves of all undergraduate and postgraduate students studying Asian law

Subjects:
Other Jurisdictions , Hong Kong
Contents:
Crime in the Colonial Narratives of Hong Kong.
Crime Data 1842-2002.
Hong Kong Crime Figures and the Changing Perception of the Crime Problem.
The Formation of the Hong Kong Police, Prison Service, Prosecution, Courts and Judiciary.
Shifts in Law and Order Policy.
Native Policing.
Labour Unrest, Political Agitation and Public Order 1841-2001.
The China Factor in the Nineteenth, Twentieth and Twenty-first Centuries.
Crime, Corruption and the Hong Kong Identity