Female Criminal Victimization and Criminal Justice Response in China

Growing attention has been paid to female victimization around the world in recent decades. This study examines sexual assault against women, its legal definition and criminal punishment in transitional China. Four forms of sexual assault, including rape, abduction of women, sexual assault and forci...

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Published in:The British journal of criminology
Main Author: Lu, Hong (Author)
Other Authors: Liu, Jianhong; Crowther, Alicia
Format: Electronic/Print Article
Language:English
Published: 2006
In:The British journal of criminology
Year: 2006, Volume: 46, Issue: 5, Pages: 859-874
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Summary:Growing attention has been paid to female victimization around the world in recent decades. This study examines sexual assault against women, its legal definition and criminal punishment in transitional China. Four forms of sexual assault, including rape, abduction of women, sexual assault and forcing women into prostitution in China, are discussed. Employing criminal court cases spanning ten years from 1992 to 2002, this study further constructs offender and offence profiles and their respective legal punishment in China. Theoretical and practical implications of this comparative research are discussed
ISSN:0007-0955
DOI:10.1093/bjc/azl008