The Politics of Wrongful Convictions in China

  title={The Politics of Wrongful Convictions in China},
  author={Lena Y. Zhong and Mengliang Dai},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary China},
  pages={260 - 276}
ABSTRACT Recently a series of high-profile wrongful convictions in China have undermined public confidence with the criminal justice system and the official stress on ‘ruling the country by law’. This article aims to further the scholarship on wrongful convictions in China by investigating the characteristics of 141 erroneous convictions (206 defendants) in which the defendants are declared factually innocent by a court. These cases allow an examination of the direct contributing factors (such… Expand
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