Containing a wealth of archival material and statistical data on crime and criminal justice, Criminal Justice in Hong Kong presents a detailed evaluation of Hong Kong's criminal justice system, both past and present. Exploring the justice system and the perceptions of popular culture, this book demonstrates how the current criminal justice system has been influenced and shaped over time by Hong Kong's historical position between 'East' and 'West'. Jones and Vagg's examination of the justice system not only takes into account geographical changes, like the erection of the border with communist China in 1950 but also insists that any deep understanding of the current system requires a dialogue with the rich and complex narratives of Hong Kong's history. It explores a range of questions, including: How were Hong Kong's criminal justice institutions and practices formed? What has been its experience of law and order? How has Hong Kong's status as between 'East' and 'West' affected its social, political and legal institutions? Careful and detailed, this analysis of one of the most economically successful, politically stable and safe yet frequently misrepresented cities, is a valuable addition to the bookshelves of all undergraduate and postgraduate students studying Asian law.
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Chapter 1 Introduction / Carol Jones part 1 Colonial Rule, 1841 to Second World War chapter 2 Hong Kong: the early years / Carol Jones chapter 3 The Hong Kong police / Carol Jones chapter 4 Hong Kong's internal security / Carol Jones chapter 5 Civilising the natives: crimes, courts and punishments / Carol Jones part 2 Colonial Rule, Second World War to 1997 chapter 6 The Second World War, the Japanese occupation and the '1946 outlook' / Carol Jones chapter 7 Re-establishing the police, 1945-1950 / Carol Jones chapter 8 Crime and courts 1945-1960 / Carol Jones chapter 9 The 'red menace': post-war instabilities / Carol Jones chapter 10 Corrections, juveniles and 'disciplinary welfare' / Carol Jones chapter 11 Building order and stability in the 1950s / Carol Jones chapter 12 The 1956 riots / Carol Jones chapter 13 Post-1956: paramilitarism, hearts and minds and political policing / Carol Jones chapter 14 The China factor: the early 1960s / Carol Jones chapter 15 Policing and crime in the mid-1960s / Carol Jones chapter 16 The usual suspects: triads, drugs, gambling and corruption / Carol Jones chapter 17 The 1966 Star Ferry and 1967 riots / Carol Jones chapter 18 The post-riot years / Carol Jones chapter 19 The 1970s: re-forming the state and its citizens / Carol Jones chapter 20 Crime, policing and punishment in the 1970s / Carol Jones chapter 21 The 1980s: crime, moral panics and 'ungovernability' / Carol Jones chapter 22 The 1980s: discovering juvenile delinquency / Carol Jones chapter 23 The transition years: 1990-97 / Carol Jones chapter 24 Images of crime and juvenile delinquency 1990-1997 / Carol Jones part 3 The First Ten years of the HKSAR, 1997-2007 chapter 25 Convergence, continuities and change: 1997-2007 / Carol Jones chapter 26 Crime and delinquency 1997-2007 / Carol Jones.
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