Delinquency control and juvenile justice in China

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-41
Journal / PublicationAustralian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1999


This paper provides an overview of the recent developments in juvenile justice in China. With the improvement in the overall economy, there has been a genuine rise in delinquency. This paper describes the trend of youth crimes, and how informal grassroots networks and formal correctional institutions play their roles in delinquency control. The author argues that the inseparable relationship between the Communist Party and control systems, the frequent turnover of volunteers, and insufficient professional manpower hinder the development of a fair and independent juvenile justice system. Finally, the paper highlights what should be preliminary direction for the further development of the systems of delinquency control and juvenile justice.