Family and Law in Former Han China (206 BCE–8 CE): Arguments Pro and Contra Punishing the Relatives of a Criminal.

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  • Author(s): Vankeerberghen, Griet
  • Source:
    Cultural Dynamics. Mar2000, Vol. 12 Issue 1, p111. 15p.
  • Document Type:
    Article
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    • Abstract:
      This paper examines the controversy surrounding two Han laws that concern the relatives of criminals. The one law ordered that, in certain cases, the relatives of a criminal should be tried and punished together with the criminal ('coadjudication'). The other stated that people who had hidden a criminal relative should no longer be punished. Those in Former Han who opposed coadjudication and favored hiding, drew their arguments from ancient philosophical literature. They believed that a person was innocent unless he was himself involved in criminal acts, they 'could not bear' (bu ren) to punish an innocent person; they also held that the law should respect the feelings of love existing within the family. The defenders of coadjudication argued that a group was collectively responsible for the crimes of one of its members; they also believed that co-punishing a criminal's relatives would deter crime and enhance law and order. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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    • ISSN:
      0921-3740
    • Accession Number:
      10.1177/092137400001200105
    • Accession Number:
      5434356
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      VANKEERBERGHEN, G. Family and Law in Former Han China (206 BCE–8 CE): Arguments Pro and Contra Punishing the Relatives of a Criminal. Cultural Dynamics, [s. l.], v. 12, n. 1, p. 111, 2000. DOI 10.1177/092137400001200105. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=hch&AN=5434356. Acesso em: 4 dez. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Vankeerberghen G. Family and Law in Former Han China (206 BCE–8 CE): Arguments Pro and Contra Punishing the Relatives of a Criminal. Cultural Dynamics. 2000;12(1):111. doi:10.1177/092137400001200105
    • APA:
      Vankeerberghen, G. (2000). Family and Law in Former Han China (206 BCE–8 CE): Arguments Pro and Contra Punishing the Relatives of a Criminal. Cultural Dynamics, 12(1), 111. https://doi.org/10.1177/092137400001200105
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Vankeerberghen, Griet. 2000. “Family and Law in Former Han China (206 BCE–8 CE): Arguments Pro and Contra Punishing the Relatives of a Criminal.” Cultural Dynamics 12 (1): 111. doi:10.1177/092137400001200105.
    • Harvard:
      Vankeerberghen, G. (2000) ‘Family and Law in Former Han China (206 BCE–8 CE): Arguments Pro and Contra Punishing the Relatives of a Criminal’, Cultural Dynamics, 12(1), p. 111. doi: 10.1177/092137400001200105.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Vankeerberghen, G 2000, ‘Family and Law in Former Han China (206 BCE–8 CE): Arguments Pro and Contra Punishing the Relatives of a Criminal’, Cultural Dynamics, vol. 12, no. 1, p. 111, viewed 4 December 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Vankeerberghen, Griet. “Family and Law in Former Han China (206 BCE–8 CE): Arguments Pro and Contra Punishing the Relatives of a Criminal.” Cultural Dynamics, vol. 12, no. 1, Mar. 2000, p. 111. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1177/092137400001200105.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Vankeerberghen, Griet. “Family and Law in Former Han China (206 BCE–8 CE): Arguments Pro and Contra Punishing the Relatives of a Criminal.” Cultural Dynamics 12, no. 1 (March 2000): 111. doi:10.1177/092137400001200105.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Vankeerberghen G. Family and Law in Former Han China (206 BCE–8 CE): Arguments Pro and Contra Punishing the Relatives of a Criminal. Cultural Dynamics [Internet]. 2000 Mar [cited 2020 Dec 4];12(1):111. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=hch&AN=5434356