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dc.contributor.authorBiddulph, Sarah
dc.contributor.authorNesossi, Elisa
dc.contributor.authorTrevaskes, Sue
dc.date.accessioned2017-11-21T02:56:45Z
dc.date.available2017-11-21T02:56:45Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.issn2542-7458
dc.identifier.doi10.1163/25427466-00201002
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/353450
dc.description.abstractThis paper reviews current criminal justice reforms that have been initiated in recent years under the governance platform Governing the Nation in Accordance with the Law [yifa zhiguo].1 These initiatives are helping to reframe criminal justice processes to correspond with the broad governance intentions of President Xi Jinping: finessing center-local power relations, making the authorities in the justice system more accountable for their decision-making, and improving procedures that aim to bring about greater fairness and efficiency. We examine these ongoing reforms in two main areas: the handling of minor crimes and the punishment of serious offenses. We find that yifa zhiguo and the reforms made in its name continue to reflect a highly legalist and instrumentalist vision of law whose goal is to enhance Party-state governance to control dissent and crime more effectively through criminal law, to enhance politico-legal institutional credibility, and, ultimately, to sustain Party supremacy and social stability.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherBrill
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom63
dc.relation.ispartofpageto128
dc.relation.ispartofissue1
dc.relation.ispartofjournalChina Law and Society Review
dc.relation.ispartofvolume2
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSociology not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160899
dc.titleCriminal Justice Reform in the Xi Jinping Era
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorTrevaskes, Sue E.


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