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Understanding criminal punishment and prison in China

Wei Wu (UGent) and Tom Vander Beken (UGent)
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This paper provides an interpretation of the evolution of criminal punishment and prisons in China from an historical perspective. The historical investigation reveals that the current ganhua and paternalistic or fatherly approaches to prison corrections are expressions of an underlying cultural tradition that is deep and abiding, but the existence of the paradoxical goals of punishment and reformation at the level of the implementation of prison sentences, which can erode the protection of the rights of prisoners, is contingent on political and legal decisions that can be changed by acts of law and legal reform.

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Wu, Wei, and Tom Vander Beken. 2018. “Understanding Criminal Punishment and Prison in China.” Prison Journal  (6).
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Wu, Wei, & Vander Beken, T. (2018). Understanding criminal punishment and prison in China. PRISON JOURNAL  , (6).
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Wu W, Vander Beken T. Understanding criminal punishment and prison in China. PRISON JOURNAL  . 2018;(6).
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Wu, Wei, and Tom Vander Beken. “Understanding Criminal Punishment and Prison in China.” PRISON JOURNAL  6 (2018): n. pag. Print.
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  abstract     = {This paper provides an interpretation of the evolution of criminal punishment and prisons in China from an historical perspective. The historical investigation reveals that the current ganhua and paternalistic or fatherly approaches to prison corrections are expressions of an underlying cultural tradition that is deep and abiding, but the existence of the paradoxical goals of punishment and reformation at the level of the implementation of prison sentences, which can erode the protection of the rights of prisoners, is contingent on political and legal decisions that can be changed by acts of law and legal reform.},
  author       = {Wu, Wei and Vander Beken, Tom},
  issn         = {0032-8855 },
  journal      = {PRISON JOURNAL                                         },
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {6},
  title        = {Understanding criminal punishment and prison in China},
  year         = {2018},
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