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Unpublished Paper
Rehabilitation of Illicit Behaviours in the Post-RTL Era: Disputes and Proposals
ExpressO (2015)
  • Zhenjie ZHOU
Abstract
How to rehabilitate illicit behaviours that were subject to the re-education through labour system has been a topic of rigorous debate since the abolition of the system. Proposals brought forward so far can generally be categorised into a criminalisation approach and an administrative approach. This article asserts that the rehabilitation of these behaviours shall strictly observe principles of efficiency, transparency and fairness and proposes that the Legislature adopt the Law on Correction of Illicit Behaviour under pilot implementation to consign illicit behaviours that were subject to the re-education through labour system to a mixed decision-making procedure. This will constitute a wise use of current judicial resources and avoid such deficiencies as arbitrariness in the use of cruel treatment, the lack of an impartial decision-making party and deprival of freedom without judicial decision, for which the re-education through labour system had long been criticised.
Keywords
  • Re-education through Labour; Criminalisation; Community Corrections;
Publication Date
October 22, 2015
Citation Information
Zhenjie ZHOU. "Rehabilitation of Illicit Behaviours in the Post-RTL Era: Disputes and Proposals" ExpressO (2015)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/zhenjie_zhou/1/