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The Routledge Handbook of Chinese Criminologyby Liqun Cao
As the world’s second largest economy, China has made great progress in developing criminology. The Routledge Handbook of Chinese Criminology aims to be a key reference point to summarize the large body of literature in both Chinese and English about various aspects of crime and its control in China for international scholars with an interest/i>/em>
As the world’s second largest economy, China has made great progress in developing criminology. The Routledge Handbook of Chinese Criminology aims to be a key reference point to summarize the large body of literature in both Chinese and English about various aspects of crime and its control in China for international scholars with an interest in the development of criminological research on and in the Greater China region, and for everyone with a broad interest in international criminology.
The editors of the handbook have selected authoritative contributors recognized for their research and scholarship on China, Hong Kong Macao, and Taiwan. This handbook consists of five sections:
- An account of the development of criminology as an academic discipline in modern China, as well as some of the unique theories, strategies, or philosophies of crime control that have emerged,
- An analysis of the criminal justice system in China, including the police, the courts, corrections, juvenile justice and the death penalty,
- An exploration of the issues and problems in conducting research in China,
- Reflections on the nature of crime and criminality in China, including drugs, prostitution, human trafficking, corruption, floating population, domestic violence, and white-collar crime,
- An account of crime and criminal justice in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macao.
The book presents a coherent and comprehensive collection of essays on current research and theory in criminology, crime and justice in China and Greater China, and the Editors’ Introduction and Conclusion provide further contextualisation of the Handbook’s key themes.
Meet the Author
Liqun Cao is Professor of sociology and criminology at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada. He also holds an adjunct appointment at Hunan University. He has published numerous research essays and he is the author of Major Criminological Theories: Concepts and Measurement (2004). His co-authored paper "Crime volume and law and order culture" (2007) won 2008 ACJS Donal MacNamara Award – the best article of the year.
Ivan Y. Sun is Professor in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice at University of Delaware. His research interests include police attitudes and behavior, public assessments of criminal justice, and crime and justice in Chinese societies. He has published more than 60 refereed journal articles since 2002. His most recent publications have appeared in Justice Quarterly, Crime and Delinquency, and Journal of Criminal Justice.
Bill Hebenton teaches and researches at the Centre for Criminology and Criminal Justice in the School of Law, Manchester University, U.K. and is a Research Associate of the Manchester Centre for Chinese Studies. He has published widely on comparative criminology and criminal justice, and has a particular research interest in China and Greater China. He has been a Visiting Professor at National Taipei University (Taiwan), Academia Sinica (Taiwan), City University Hong Kong, and East China University of Political Science and Law (Shanghai).
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