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Criminal Reconciliation in Contemporary China: An Empirical and Analytical Enquiry

ISBN13: 9781785363108
Published: October 2016
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £90.00

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In China the process of criminal reconciliation allows the alleged perpetrators and victims of certain crimes to resolve criminal cases through reconciliation or mediation. Based on empirical studies, which include case file examination and interviews with judges, prosecutors, lawyers and individual parties in three cities in mainland China, this important new book provides a comprehensive description and in-depth analysis of the operation.

Criminal reconciliation has been a key feature in the reform of China’s judicial system and as part of her analysis of it the author relates flaws in the criminal reconciliation programme to wider problems in the Chinese criminal justice system.

Students and scholars of law and related subjects, especially those focussing on Asian studies, will find this book to be of interest. It will also be of use to associations and organisations working on restorative justice, mediation, and reconciliation.

Other Jurisdictions , China
1. The criminal reconciliation (xingshi hejie) system in China: background, pilot projects and debates
2. A comparative look at criminal reconciliation: a transplant of restorative justice?
3. Criminal reconciliation in practice: evidence from official case files
4. The process of criminal reconciliation programmes: evidence from interviews
5. The participants of criminal reconciliation programmes: evidence from interviews
6. Understanding wider problems with the Chinese criminal justice system through the lens of criminal reconciliation
7. Conclusion