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Research on China's "Education-Oriented" Criminal Policy on Juvenile Delinquency

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DOI: 10.23977/law.2023.021110 | Downloads: 12 | Views: 194


Zhaoyang Liu 1


1 College of Criminal Justice, Shanghai University of Political Science and Law, Shanghai, China

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Zhaoyang Liu


The tendency of retribution reflected in the reduction of the age of Criminal Law amendment (XI) should not shake China's criminal policy on juvenile delinquency, but should continue to adhere to the basic concept of "education as the main, punishment as the auxiliary" for juvenile delinquency. Different from the concept of adult criminal law, "minors should be the subject of education rather than the subject of punishment", which is not only the international consensus, but also determined by the physical and psychological particularity of minors. In fact, the phenomenon that the poor effect of educational correction for wrong minors in China should not be attributed to the "failure" of educational correction measures, but it should be found that the simple practice of "letting go" and "grasping it" long exists in China, and the implementation of educational correction measures. Therefore, only by developing and implementing more precise help and education systems for wrong minors can it be more conducive to reflect the significance of China's policy of "education as the priority and punishment as the auxiliary" for minors.


Age of criminal responsibility criminal policy, retribution doctrine education correction measures


Zhaoyang Liu, Research on China's "Education-Oriented" Criminal Policy on Juvenile Delinquency . Science of Law Journal (2023) Vol. 2: 59-66. DOI: 10.23977/law.2023.021110.


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