Community Corrections Under the Principal Sources of Sentencing Decisions in China: The Challenges in Sentencing Practice


This article provides an overview of community corrections under the principal sources of sentencing decisions in China. It finds some disparities between the initial design and the actual rules on sentencing, which reflect some deep and abiding underlying issues of the penal system. In turn, these restrict further expansion of community corrections.

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Published: 2020-08-05
Pages:144 to 158
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Author Biography

Nanjing Normal University

Dr. Xue Yang is a lecturer from the Institute for Chinese Legal Modernization Studies and Law School of Nanjing Normal University in People's Republic of China. She received her Ph.D. degree from the Institute for International Research on Criminal Policy of Ghent University in Belgium.