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NCJ Number: 134398 Find in a Library
Title: Police Accountability: The Case of the People's Republic of China
Journal: Police Studies  Volume:14  Issue:3  Dated:(Fall 1991)  Pages:140-151
Author(s): H Fu
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 12
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Three methods are currently used in the People's Republic of China to control police behavior and analyze force strengths and weaknesses.
Abstract: The first form of control mechanism is internal discipline. The attempt to strengthen police internal regulation in China is marked by a discussion of the importance of law to police work, the reliance of police on material incentives, and the link between internal discipline and community mobilization. Community control, wielded through residents' congresses and police/public relations campaigns occurring in neighborhood police stations, is the second form of control mechanism. Judicial review can be mobilized under the new Security Administration Punishment Act of 1986, when an alleged offender or victim does not agree with the sanctions issued by the police according to this Act. There is high expectation in China that's judicial review, as the only institutionalized forum in which citizens can fight police power, will provide redresses to the public, thus ensuring public faith and satisfaction. 79 notes (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Foreign police; Police internal affairs
Index Term(s): China; Foreign police/community relations; Judicial review
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