Criminal Justice in China

Criminal Justice in China

An Empirical Inquiry

Mike McConville

The political, economic and social transformations that have taken place in China over the last half-century have had a major impact upon the formal methods, institutions and mechanisms used to deal with alleged criminal infractions. This path-breaking book, based upon the largest and most systematic empirical inquiry ever undertaken in China, analyses the extent to which changes to the formal legal structure have resulted in changes to the law in practice.

Appendix 6: Interview schedule for prosecutors

Mike McConville

Subjects: asian studies, asian law, law - academic, asian law, criminal law and justice, human rights, politics and public policy, human rights


Section A: Pre-trial Review Stage 1 2 What do you do at this stage? What factors do you take into account when deciding: 1) To prosecute 2) Not to prosecute? What are the main problems you face at this stage? For example, do you have to send matters back to the PSB on a regular basis? How would you describe your working relationship with the PSB? How would you describe your working relationship with the defence lawyer? What changes/improvements would you like to see at this stage? 3 4 5 6 Section B: Trial Stage 7 8 9 10 11 How do you prepare for trial? What are the problems that you face during the trial? How would you describe your working relationship with the judges? What changes/improvements would you like to see at this stage? Have you ever formally protested against a judgment? If so, what were the details? Section C: Training and Education 12 Do you think you were adequately trained when you started working as a prosecutor? Do you think that additional education and training would be helpful for prosecutors? 13 493 M2561 – McCONVILLE TEXT.indd 493 17/03/2011 08:52 494 Criminal justice in China 14 Would you like to have continuing education and training opportunities? If so, what do you think this should include? How would this help you? Section D: Overall 15 What do you think are the main issues and problems facing you as a prosecutor in China’s criminal justice process? Is there anything else...

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