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Trial of ModernityJudicial Reform in Early Twentieth-Century China, 1901-1937$
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Xiaoqun Xu

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780804755863

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804755863.001.0001

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“Quick Justice”

“Quick Justice”

Punishing Robbers and Bandits

(p.277) Chapter 9 “Quick Justice”
Trial of Modernity
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This chapter focuses on the harsh manner by which robbers and bandits were punished without due process. It examines the trial and execution of robbers and bandits outside the formal court system without the normal appeal process and death penalty reviews which were provided for by the criminal code and criminal procedural law.

Keywords:   robbers, bandits, trial, execution, court system, death penalty, criminal code, criminal procedural law

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