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dc.contributor.authorTrevaskes, Susan
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-05T00:31:02Z
dc.date.available2017-05-05T00:31:02Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.issn1324-9347
dc.identifier.doi10.1086/679268
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/99186
dc.description.abstractThis article examines how financial compensation has been drawn into death sentencing practice and debate in China. The Supreme People’s Court is nowadays encouraging judges to mediate between defendants and the families of homicide victims to secure a financial agreement between the two parties that will allow courts to sentence defendants to a two-year “suspended” death sentence which is commuted to a life sentence after the probation period. The SPC has promoted a series of “standard cases” that exemplify this practice. The controversial practice, dubbed “cash for clemency”, complicates the death penalty debate: critics say that it undermines the law and encourages “bargaining” for a life on the part of those who can afford to do so. Others, however, are sympathetic to any practice that can reduce execution rates. This controversy is part of a larger debate on state killing in the world’s largest killing state.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherAustralian National University
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom38
dc.relation.ispartofpageto58
dc.relation.ispartofjournalThe China Journal
dc.relation.ispartofvolume73
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCriminal Law and Procedure
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode180110
dc.titleLenient Death Sentencing and the "Cash for Clemency" Debate
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
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gro.griffith.authorTrevaskes, Sue E.


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