China's Pre-trial Detention Centres: Challenges and Opportunities for Reform

Elisa Nesossi, Lei Cheng

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    In the People's Republic of China (PRC), pre-trial detention centres (kanshousuo) detain criminal suspects prior to their trial, offenders whose remaining sentence is three months or less and criminal offenders sentenced to death and awaiting execution.For decades these institutions have been neglected by both public and academic debates on reform.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationLegal Reforms and Deprivation of Liberty in Contemporary China
    Editors Elisa Nesossi, Sarah Biddulph, Flora Sapio and Susan Trevaskes
    Place of PublicationAbingdon, Oxon, UK and New York
    PublisherRoutledge Taylor & Francis Group
    ISBN (Print)9781472479396
    Publication statusPublished - 2016


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