Wednesday, 3 June 2015

The Death Penalty in Contemporary China (Book)

Author: Susan Trevaskes 

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Date published: June 2012


China's infamous death penalty record is the product of firm party-state control and policy setting. Though during the 1980s and 1990s, the Chinese Communist Party's emphasis was on "kill many," whereas in the 2000s the direction of policy began to move toward "kill fewer". The Supreme Court has served as an increasingly powerful counterweight in recent years, contributing to the mollification of Party policy. This book details the policies, institutions, and story behind the reform of the death penalty over the last three decades.

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