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Mou, Yu (2024) 'Leniency for pleading guilty and acceptance of punishment: an overriding principle of Chinese criminal justice.' In: Langer, Máximo, McConville, Mike and Marsh, Luke, (eds.), Research Handbook on Plea Bargaining and Criminal Justice. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, pp. 186-199.

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Abstract

Since the Criminal Procedure Law of PRC 2018, the guilty plea policy known as Leniency for Pleading Guilty and Accepting Punishment has formally been enshrined as a principle of Chinese criminal procedure law. Today more than 80 per cent of criminal cases in China are disposed of by this new principle/practice of the criminal procedure. This chapter traces the top-down driving forces that underpin its implementation and the paradigm shift that followed in the configuration of criminal justice. It illustrates the features of plea negotiation in the Chinese authoritarian context, which further erodes the rights of the accused.

Item Type: Book Chapters
Keywords: Guilty pleas, plea bargaining, Chinese criminal justice
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > School of Law
Subjects: K Law
ISBN: 9781802206661
Copyright Statement: This is the version of the chapter accepted for publication in Langer, Máximo, McConville, Mike and Marsh, Luke, (eds.), Research Handbook on Plea Bargaining and Criminal Justice. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, pp. 186-199. Re-use is subject to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): https://doi.org/10.4337/9781802206678.00020
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2024 10:23
URI: https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/41286

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