Criminal Mediation in the Chinese Criminal Justice Context

  • Xiaoyu Yuan
Part of the Springer Series on Asian Criminology and Criminal Justice Research book series (SSACCJR)


As China advances its modernization process, the power to impose criminal penalties has become the monopoly of the state. Nevertheless, mediation, as a conflict resolution method, has not disappeared from the modern Chinese criminal justice system. In this chapter, we highlight the criminal justice system within which criminal mediation has been situated. This includes a general introduction of the criminal legislation concerning mediation, as well as the mediation practices that have been reported so far. Special attention will be given to the latter, calibrating the research and summarizing the pitfalls in practice, as well as the gaps in the literature.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xiaoyu Yuan
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  1. 1.School of Criminal JusticeShanghai University of Political Science and LawShanghaiChina

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