Using the data collected from Economic Census 2004, this study explores the pattern of criminal justice organizational founding in China, with a focus on the procuratorate. It also examines the correlates of the procuratorial development, such as population growth, criminal rate and economic development. Background in political structure and change, criminal justice system and other aspects and Economic Census 2004 will be described to help understand the founding pattern and predictors of the development of the procuratorate. Future studies of spatial criminology and society will be discussed.
Bio: Shanhe Jiang is a professor of criminal justice at the University of Toledo and a visiting professor at the China Data Center of the University of Michigan. He received his Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Albany. He is the president-elect of the Association of Chinese Criminology and Criminal Justice in the United States. He has published more than 40 papers, books and book chapters on death penalty views, views of crime and criminal justice system and crime control in China. His recent research focuses on criminal justice system and legal consciousness in China.