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NCJ Number: 166218 Find in a Library
Title: Predicting and Explaining Sex Offenders¦ Sentences in Late Imperial China: 1747-1795
Journal: International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice  Volume:20  Issue:1 & 2  Dated:(Spring/Fall 1996)  Pages:41-58
Author(s): L Li
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 18
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examines historical crime data in China during the period 1747-1795, using both descriptive information and logistic regression analysis to examine and predict patterns in punishing and sentencing sex offenders.
Abstract: Findings suggest that sex offenses such as rape, abduction and incest were capital crimes punishable by law, Sex offenses involving homicides and rape of a minor under the age of 10 entailed an immediate death sentence in almost all cases. In gang rape cases, gang leaders always received immediate death sentences, while other gang members received delayed death sentences. Suicides by rape victims were common and were used along with other independent variables to predict sex offenders' sentences. However, suicide by the victim proved to be a bad indicator in convicting rapists to an immediate death sentence; most were sentenced to a delayed death sentence. This finding provides some insights into both the legal practice and cultural tradition regarding sex offenses, sex offenders, and victims. Tables, references
Main Term(s): Victims of Crime
Index Term(s): Capital punishment; China; Courts; Cultural influences; Data analysis; Descriptive analysis; Foreign laws; Foreign offenders; Foreign sentencing; Sex offenders; Sex offenses
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