Chinese Criminal Justice Process
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This chapter provides an overview of the People's Republic of China (PRC) criminal justice process as it conducts an in-depth anatomy of the "Big Spender" case. The transfer of a case file with a written recommendation for prosecution marks the conclusion of the phase of police investigation of a criminal case. In a Communist regime and a Socialist State, there is a strong sense of community and collective interest in fighting established crime and suppressing incipient criminality. In the PRC, most criminal investigations can be conducted without the suspect being ever placed under investigative custody. Ordinary criminal suspects are usually subject to community surveillance, i.e., they are allowed to reside at home to be closely watched by their neighbors in the community and co-workers at the workplace. The chapter seeks to correct the public record in order to facilitate an informed discussion, sound analysis, enlightened debate, and balanced resolution of many of the legal and policy issues raised in the case.