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dc.contributor.authorTrevaskes, Susan
dc.date.accessioned2018-08-27T01:30:22Z
dc.date.available2018-08-27T01:30:22Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.date.modified2014-02-26T04:58:20Z
dc.identifier.issn0007-0955
dc.identifier.doi10.1093/bjc/azt002
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/57007
dc.description.abstractThis paper examines the issue of judicial discretion and the role of the Supreme People's Court (SPC) in death penalty reform since 2007. The SPC has been encouraging judges to give 'suspended' death sentences rather than 'immediate execution' for many crimes. This process entails encouraging judges to use their discretion to recognize mitigating circumstances that would allow them to sentence offenders to a suspended death sentence The SPC has used 'guidance' instruments which include 'directives' and other SPC interpretations and a new 'case guidance' system which provides case exemplars to follow. We explore these guidance instruments as a way of deepening our understanding of how law, politics and judicial practice is interwoven to achieve reform goals.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherOxford University Press
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom482
dc.relation.ispartofpageto499
dc.relation.ispartofissue3
dc.relation.ispartofjournalBritish Journal of Criminology
dc.relation.ispartofvolume53
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCriminology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLaw
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1602
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1801
dc.titleChina’s Death Penalty: The Supreme People’s Court, the Suspended Death Sentence and the Politics of Penal Reform
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.date.issued2013
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorTrevaskes, Sue E.


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