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Law and Order in Sung China : Cambridge Studies in Chinese History, Literature and Institutions - Brian E. McKnight

Law and Order in Sung China

Cambridge Studies in Chinese History, Literature and Institutions

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Published: 30th October 1992
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This study examines law enforcement within the context of Sung society. Professor McKnight shows that the group of criminals who were the core of the habitual criminal group in Sung China were young unattached males with few lifeskills. What became of the criminal after capture and conviction is also an important aspect of this study, which addresses basic questions in Chinese punishment. This work is the first comprehensive study of law enforcement in traditional China. The depth and rigour to which the subject is treated would make it most appropriate for scholars in legal history and East Asian studies.

List of figures, maps and tables
Preface
List of abbreviations
Introduction
The historical context
Crimes and criminals
Informal and semiformal agencies of law enforcement
Formal civil agencies of law enforcement
The role of the military in law enforcement
Supervision of law enforcement - the role of the intendants
Personnel selection
Urban crime and urban security
The Sung penal system
Jails and jailers in the Sung
Penal registration
The death penalty
Modifications of penalties
Conclusion
Glossary
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521411219
ISBN-10: 0521411211
Series: Cambridge Studies in Chinese History, Literature and Institutions
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 576
Published: 30th October 1992
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 3.7
Weight (kg): 1.01