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From “Killing Many” to “Killing Fewer”

Susan Trevaskes

in The Death Penalty In China: Policy, Practice, and Reform

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231170079
eISBN:
9780231540810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170079.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter details the transition of China’s death penalty practice from “killing many” to “killing fewer” in the new century and how the ‘severity’ and ‘leniency’ dialectic was played out based on ... More


The Death Penalty After the Restoration of Centralized Review: An Empirical Study of Capital Sentencing

Moulin Xiong

in The Death Penalty In China: Policy, Practice, and Reform

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231170079
eISBN:
9780231540810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170079.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Based on data collected from eight courts in five provinces, this chapter shows that China’s use of the death penalty was mainly limited to violent crimes and drug offenses in practice. In addition, ... More


Guiding Cases for China’s Death Penalty: Analysis and Reflection

Xingliang Chen and Charlotte Hu

in The Death Penalty In China: Policy, Practice, and Reform

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231170079
eISBN:
9780231540810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170079.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter examines China’s case-guiding system as a recent reform measure adopted in 2010 to standardize judicial sentencing, and discusses its potential impact on China’s death penalty practice ... More


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