criminal law



Double Jeopardy: China’s Fake Prisoners

At Slate, Geoffrey Sant describes the practice—”not common, but not rare either”, according to one police officer—of 顶罪 ding zui: hiring a body double to stand trial and serve a criminal sentence in one’s...

Designated Driving Thrives Amid Tougher Laws

The China Daily highlights the “rapidly developing yet unregulated” market for designated driving services in China, which has emerged since the government amended its Criminal Law to make drunken driving a criminal...

Criminal Justice Reform Moot?

Looming changes to China’s Criminal Procedure Law offer mixed prospects, theoretically providing new protections while legitimising the use of enforced disappearances. But new research based on hundreds of interviews...



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