Criminal Justice in China: An Empirical Inquiry (Paperback)Mike McConville (author)
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Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd
Number of pages: 576
Dimensions: 244 x 169 mm
'. . . this is an outstanding piece of scholarship. . . This remarkable book is a great contribution to our understanding of this tension and how it plays out in the criminal process in China.' -- Susan Trevaskes, The China Journal
'This book is an extensive survey and appraisal of Chinese criminal justice by Mike McConville and five colleagues. It should interest not only specialists in Chinese law but any reader seeking insights into China's political culture. It is distinguished by the depth of its empirical approach, displayed notably by extracts from interviews. Its publication is timely.' -- Stanley Lubman, The China Quarterly
'The various empirical data and the relevant laws are neatly absorbed into the narrative of each chapter, making this book more accessible than one might expect of a 560-page monograph. In the same vein, the book also dispenses with the use of expansive footnotes, impenetrable phrasing and intricate paragraphing which often render academic texts unattractive to everyday readers. . . Criminal Justice in China fills a considerable gap in the body of scholarly work in that it both describes and explains the law in practice.' -- Hans Mahncke, Hong Kong Lawyer
'The 15 chapters and 560 pages in this book are very valuable, primarily because of the scarcity of information on the Chinese legal system and the veracity of any information on the Internet and newspapers. This book is at once theoretical and practical. The research findings give authenticity to its contents and I can see that this book is at once useful to criminal as well as commercial legal practitioners. . . This very important book on criminal law in China is essential reading for lawyers.' -- Sally Ramage, The Criminal Lawyer
'Criminal Justice in China is highly recommended. Prof. McConville and his team look at the practice of 13 courts throughout China, review over a thousand case files, observe courtroom activities and interview a large number of judges, prosecutors and lawyers. Its impressive in the scope of data and the depth of analysis. Prof. McConville also brings in the book his decades-long study on the UK system and offers the readers a comparative perspective throughout the reading.' -- Jerome A. Cohen, South China Morning Post / China Times
'Criminal Justice in China is the most comprehensive work to date on the functioning of China's criminal justice system. This book is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand any aspect of the system. There are important insights on virtually every page, including in depth study of the role of police, procuracy, courts, and defense lawyers. The book will be of value to anyone interested in governance in China.' -- Benjamin L. Liebman, Columbia Law School, New York, US
'This book provides readers with a comprehensive and systematic study of how the Chinese criminal process functions in practice. . . It is an empirical mapping of Chinese criminal justice.' -- BO YIN, Social and Legal Studies
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