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Back from the dead : wrongful convictions and criminal justice in China

Author: Jiahong He
Publisher: Honolulu : University of Hawai'i Press, 2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

China's party-run courts have one of the highest conviction rates in the world, with forced confessions remaining a central feature. Recounting some harrowing cases of wrongful conviction, acclaimed  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jiahong He
ISBN: 9780824856618 0824856619
OCLC Number: 964398595
Description: xxvi, 236 s
Contents: The setting of inappropriately tight deadlines for solving criminal cases --
The 'from confession to evidence' model of criminal investigation --
The misinterpretation of scientific evidence --
The continued use of torture to extract confessions --
The one-sided and prejudicial collection of evidence --
The bowing to public opinions in contradiction to legal principles --
The unlawfully extended custody with tunnel vision --
The nominal checks among the police, the procuratorate and the court --
The nominalization of courtroom trials --
The reduction of punishment in a case of doubt --
The exclusionary rules against illegally obtained evidence --
From investigation-centeredness to trial-centeredness --
Reform of the people's juror system --
Reform of the criminal retrial system --
Changing the mindsets for criminal justice
Responsibility: He Jiahong


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