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NCJ Number: 229568 Find in a Library
Title: Criminology in and of China: Discipline and Power
Journal: Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice  Volume:26  Issue:1  Dated:February 2010  Pages:7-19
Author(s): Bill Hebenton; Susyan Jou
Date Published: February 2010
Page Count: 13
Sponsoring Agency: British Academy
London, W1V 0NS, England
Grant Number: SG-45060
Document: HTML (Publisher Site)
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examined the development of criminology in the People's Republic of China.
Abstract: This sociohistorical study of the development of criminology in the People's Republic of China not only considers available primary and secondary sources but also directly draws upon fieldwork interviews conducted with prominent scholars in China in 2007. Crime has been a silent partner in Chinese modernization, and law and order have been as central to the Chinese ruling elite's priorities as the promise of prosperity and economic growth. Criminology as a field of study with recognized scholars and research publications has been established in China, and our article critically examines the development, focus and scope, direction and trends, and underpinning theories. References (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Behavioral and Social Sciences; China; Comparative criminology; Criminology theory evaluation; Jurisprudence
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