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2 China L. & Soc'y Rev. 1 (2017)

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               CHINA  LAW  AND  SOCIETY  REVIEW   2 (2017) 1-62          CHINA LAW
                    IM( AND
                                                                       SOCIETY REVIEW
BRILL                                                                  brill.com/clsr



Detention and Its Reforms in the PRC


         Sarah Biddulph
      Melbourne  Law  School
         s.biddulph@unimelb.edu.au


         Elisa Nesossi
      Australian National University
         elisa.nesossi@anu.edu.au


         Flora Sapio
      Australian National University
         sapio.fellow@cascc.eu


         Susan  Trevaskes
      Griffith University
         s.trevaskes@grifith.edu.au



         Abstract


This article reviews forms of detention and their reforms in the People's Republic of
China  (PRC). We examine  the changing  scope and  uses of both administrative and
criminal detention powers in the reform period and the impact  of changing politics,
ideology, and law in reform of both detention powers and institutions.
   In Part 1, we focus on the continuities and discontinuities in the ideology of punish-
ment, the perceived role and uses of detention in shaping society and in social control. In
Part 2, we explore the factors relevant to the reform or abolition of range of administrative


*     Sarah Biddulph is an Australian Research Council Future Fellow (2014-2018) and Profes-
      sor of Law at the Melbourne Law School. Sarah Biddulpls contribution was supported by
      a grant from the Australian Research Council FToo100412.
*     Elisa Nesossi is an Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Research Fellow
      (2015-2018) at the Australian Centre on China in the World, Australian National Univer-
      sity. Elisa Nesossi's contribution was supported by a grant from the Australian Research
      Council DE15010n87-
*     Flora Sapio is a Visiting Fellow at the Australian Centre on China in the World, Australian
      National University.
*     Susan Trevaskes is Professor of Chinese Studies at Griffith University, Australia.


©  KONINKLIJKE BRILL NV, LEIDEN, 2017 DOI 10.1163/25427466-00201001

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