As my expertise on criminal law matters is quite limited, this is mostly a FYI post. If you live in certain jurisdictions, you may not be familiar with the concept of unsolicited judicial guidance being issued by the nation’s top court. In the U.S., for example, the Supreme Court may not simply write an opinion [...]
Tougher penalties for IP infringement is generally a good thing, but are long prison sentences the best deterrent?
Did public pressure lead to arrest of serial rapist? Not according to what I’ve read.
Imagine you’re a victim of online fraud and desperate to get some help. Then you find a police web site dedicated to stopping online fraudsters. You’d be quite relieved, I’m sure, and if you’re particularly gullible, you might be persuaded to part with a small sum of money required as an enforcement fee. You can [...]
You know, the law changes rapidly. Things like bribery and insider trading, well, it’s hard to keep up with what’s still illegal these days.
As I’ve mentioned on occasion, I’m no expert in criminal law. Not only has it never been part of my legal practice (as a foreigner, that’s kind of impossible), but none of the firms I’ve ever worked for here has offered those kind of services. As you may have heard, China has made major revisions [...]
Foreign banks with cross-border financial expertise giving advice to Chinese clients with access to State assets. What could go wrong?
If knowledge of HIV status, intent to transmit, and actual harm can be proven, and the chilling effect on voluntary testing can be minimized, criminalization should be considered.
Chalk up another big win for mob justice. The crowd might be cheering the decision, but lawyers and judges should be weeping.
With China’s rapidly-aging population, the skyrocketing costs of health care, and the pressure placed on children due to the One Child Policy, the government should act now on assisted suicide.
If China really wants to move away from the death penalty, arguments that appeal to mercy and leniency are not going to get the job done.
The latest installment in my 751-part series on why we shouldn’t be too happy about ad hoc criminal justice, even if we approve of the outcome.
In an effort to end forced confessions, the government is debating new rules against self-incrimination.
The food scandals keep coming, and what’s a government supposed to do when nothing else works?
If drunk driving is prevalent in China, don’t we want tough laws that will act as a deterrent?
China’s transparency reforms move forward, with Henan Province announcing that it will netcast 5,000 criminal trials this year.
Beijing passes new rule allowing lawyers to attend interrogations. Measure designed to prevent forced confessions.
The latest act of student ultra-violence is not about rich vs. poor, but rather sane vs. depraved psychopath.
‘Don’t throw people in jail who are innocent.’ Yeah, I’m going to go ahead and support that one.
Standardization and transparency are driving the latest reform of China’s criminal justice system.