The rhetoric and practice of community corrections in China

Li, Enshen (2016) The rhetoric and practice of community corrections in China. Asian Journal of Criminology, 1-20. doi:10.1007/s11417-016-9237-2

Author Li, Enshen
Title The rhetoric and practice of community corrections in China
Journal name Asian Journal of Criminology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1871-0131
Publication date 2016
Year available 2016
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s11417-016-9237-2
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Start page 1
End page 20
Total pages 20
Place of publication Dordrecht, Netherlands
Publisher Springer Netherlands
Collection year 2017
Language eng
Abstract Over the last decade, community corrections in China has operated as an intermediate sanction in response to a growing prison population. Official policy describes this punishment as an alternative to prison, focusing on risk assessment, correctional treatment, and cognitive-behavioral therapies that have been adopted in a number of Western countries. Based on interviews with community corrections officials in Shanghai, this article examines the rhetorical and practical characteristics of this new punishment and, more specifically, considers the consistencies and discrepancies between official policy and its practical implementation. It argues that, despite official policy, community corrections in China is underpinned by intensive correctional supervision that is premised on control, surveillance, and education.
Keyword Community corrections
Bangjiao system
Public policy
Crime control
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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