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The Law and the Lore of China's Criminal Justice
The Law and the Lore of China's Criminal Justice Author:Sidney Shapiro China is busily formulating codes of law to keep pace with her emergence as a modern nation, blessed with a full panoply of the complex questions which modernity bestows. — While countries in the West have spent three centuries evolving away from the judicial concepts and methods of their feudal heritage, China began this process only yesterday, ... more »hostorically speaking--roughly about one hundred years ago. As a consequence, nnot only the public, but large segments of the legislature, the judiciary, and the law enforcement agencies are to varying degrees still influenced by the old feudal perceptions of legality, of crme and punishment......
Shapiro's witty, pungent style will delight readers of every persuasion. The shocking illustrations--mostly ancient woodcuts, appropriately supplement the text.« less