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Moral Panics, Crime Rates and Harsh Punishment in China

Bakken, Borge


Today's extremely harsh sentencing regime in China, which includes extensive use of the death penalty, was triggered in particular by a moral panic about juvenile crime and to some extent economic crime in the early 1980s. The policy was justified by the

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology


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