The Enduring Importance of Police Repression: Laojiao, the Rule of Law and Taiwan's Alternative Evolution

Posted: 23 Jun 2009  

Margaret K. Lewis

Seton Hall University - School of Law

Date Written: June 22, 2009

Abstract

This paper reviews the policies with respect to criminal justice in the wake of the 1989 Pro Democracy Movement in the People’s Republic of China and, specifically, the extent to which the power to imprison remains firmly within the grasp of the police without significant prosecutorial or judicial involvement. We use the contrasting example of Taiwan to demonstrate an alternative path.

Keywords: China, Taiwan, Police, Laojiao, Reeducation Through Labor

Suggested Citation

Lewis, Margaret K., The Enduring Importance of Police Repression: Laojiao, the Rule of Law and Taiwan's Alternative Evolution (June 22, 2009). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1423942 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1423942

Margaret K. Lewis (Contact Author)

Seton Hall University - School of Law ( email )

One Newark Center
Newark, NJ 07102-5210
United States

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