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Crime, Punishment, and Policing in China

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ISBN-10: 0742535754

ISBN-13: 9780742535756

Edition: N/A

Authors: B�rge Bakken, Xu Zhangrun, Frank Dik�tter, Michael Dutton, James D. Seymour

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Crime has long been a silent partner in China's march to modernization, just as law and order has become increasingly important in legitimizing the Chinese regime. This groundbreaking volume offers the first systematic exploration of the social, economic, political, legal, and practical parameters of crime and control, locating them within a broader milieu of turbulent development and transition. A multidisciplinary group of leading scholars draw on a rich body of empirical data and rare archival research to develop a theoretical, comparative, and historical context for understanding contemporary Chinese crime, policing, and punishment. All those interested in modern and contemporary…    
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Book details

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/25/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

List of Figures and Tables
Introduction: Crime, Control, and Modernity in China
Recent Dreams, Present Trends, and Future Scenarios
Penology and Reformation in Modern China
Comparative Perspectives on Crime in China
Prison and Punishment in Transition
A Question of Difference: The Theory and Practice of the Chinese Prison
Sizing Up China's Prisons
Policing "Market Socialism"
Campaign-Style Policing in China and Its Critics
Toward a Government of the Contract: Policing in the Era of Reform
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