Women Judges who Judge Women Offenders: A Chinese case study on gender and judging

Shen, Anqi (2020) Women Judges who Judge Women Offenders: A Chinese case study on gender and judging. International Journal of the Legal Profession, 27 (1). pp. 63-79. ISSN 0969-5958

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Abstract

Based on an empirical study, this article examines Chinese female judges’ life experiences and worldviews by asking: are women judges feminist or pro-feminism? Given the very nature of feminism, if a large number of women judges are feminist or pro-feminism, they are likely to bring attention to women’s issues in the judiciary and the judicial process. If so, women’s equal participation in courts would make a vital difference in law and judicial production. The article first provides the context of the research on which this article is based. Next, it briefly outlines several key methodological issues. Then, it presents findings on female judges’ perceptions of women’s gender roles, their views about female offending and their awareness of feminism. Finally, it highlights the evidence presented and offers implications of the research.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L900 Others in Social studies
M900 Other in Law
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Northumbria Law School
Depositing User: Elena Carlaw
Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2020 15:43
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2020 08:15
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/42167

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