The paper provides an overview of how the criminal justice system operates for juvenile offenders and discusses the evolution of restorative justice (RJ) and its practice in the People’s Republic of China (PRC). The article offers a window into the developments of a range of Chinese restorative practices and argues that China’s informal model of social control is similar to the model of RJ. This restorative model of delinquency control is compatible with the mass line ideology that welcomes the involvement of indigenous Chinese community leaders. The article conducts a detailed analysis of the role of RJ at different stages of the Chinese juvenile justice process and offers cautionary notes about its rapid expansion.
|Title of host publication||Handbook of Asian Criminology|
|Editors||Jianhong LIU, Bill HEBENTON, Susyan JOU|
|Publisher||Springer New York|
|Number of pages||14|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|