Reinventing the Wheel

Marx, Durkheim, and Comparative Criminology

Author: Ni He

Publisher: University Press of Amer

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 225

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Reinventing the Wheel is a timely study that examines Marx's and Durkheim's perspectives on crime and criminals. These two seminal thinkers in economics and sociology wrote extensively on the causes and effects of crime, their implications for society, and the nature of social justice. Ni He provides a detailed analysis of their views and evaluates their applicability for contemporary research in the field of criminology. Theoretically rich and empirically sound, this work will stimulate sociologists, criminologists, and social historians.
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International Crime and Justice

Author: Mangai Natarajan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139492373

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

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International crime and justice is an emerging field that covers international and transnational crimes that have not been the focus of mainstream criminology or criminal justice. This book examines the field from a global perspective. It provides an introduction to the nature of international and transnational crimes and the theoretical perspectives that assist in understanding the relationship between social change and the waxing and waning of the crime opportunities resulting from globalization, migration, and culture conflicts. Written by a team of world experts, it examines the central role of victim rights in the development of legal frameworks for the prevention and control of transnational and international crimes. It also discusses the challenges to delivering justice and obtaining international cooperation in efforts to deter, detect, and respond to these crimes.
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Chinese Criminal Trials

A Comprehensive Empirical Inquiry

Author: Ni He

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461482054

Category: Social Science

Page: 173

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This book provides a unique empirical study of criminal trials in China. Western observers such as the media, politicians and the legal scholars alike, have rarely had the exposure to the vast majority of the ordinary criminal trials in China. A number of legal reforms have been implemented in Chinese criminal courts in recent years, but there has been little research on whether these reforms have been effective. This book fills that gap, by unveiling the day-to-day reality of criminal cases tried by the lowest level courts in China. The data used in this study include hundreds of criminal trial observations, complete criminal case dossiers, and a comprehensive questionnaire survey of criminal justice practitioners from one large province located in China’s Southeast coast. These data were collected over a two-year period, with a generous research grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, by scholars already working in the Chinese legal system. The work opens with a historical framework of the Chinese criminal justice system, both Western and Chinese interpretations, and an overview of the current state of the system. It will provide unique analysis of how criminal trials are being carried out in China, with a useful context for scholars with varying levels of familiarity with the current system. The research framework for gathering data discussed in this book will also provide a useful basis for studying the criminal justice system in other regions. ​
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