skip navigation

PUBLICATIONS

Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the Virtual Library. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.

 

NCJ Number: 120041 Find in a Library
Title: Policing the People's Republic (From Social Control in the People's Republic of China, P 130-140, 1989, Ronald J. Troyer, John P. Clark, et al, eds. - See NCJ-120034)
Author(s): D H Bracey
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 11
Sponsoring Agency: Praeger Publishers
Westport, CT 06881
Sale Source: Praeger Publishers
88 Post Road West
Westport, CT 06881
United States of America
Type: Survey (Cross-Cultural)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The police in China have a major role in the nation's elaborate system of informal social control and are also a major element in enforcing the criminal law.
Abstract: Their activities rest on the view that the police cannot function without the support and cooperation of the people. Their functions also rest on the Chinese view that early intervention is proper to prevent deviance from becoming too extreme or causing too much damage. As a result, they combine community policing with far-reaching and lightly supervised powers of security administration, functioning in a variety of situations that police in Western nations would not consider to be the responsibility of the police. Their styles of policing include compensatory, therapeutic, and conciliatory responses, and a single incident may evoke more than one type of response. They work most closely with more than a million public security committees, which are elected by their peers at the levels of neighborhood, factory, institution, or village. They can also impose punishments ranging from detention to reeducation through labor, usually after conference with the neighborhood committee. Note.
Main Term(s): Foreign police
Index Term(s): China; Citizen advisory committees; Community relations; Police discretion; Police responsibilities
To cite this abstract, use the following link:
http://www.ncjrs.gov/App/publications/abstract.aspx?ID=120041

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.