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It is actually dropping in China. The decline is likely to be a result of the implementation of Community Correction since 2012, which allows a small number of offenders to serve sentences within communities. Women seem to have benefited from this. Yang (2012) claims that had this measure not been implemented, the number of female prisoners could have been much larger. Furthermore, in 2014, the system of reeducation-through-labour (laodong jiaoyang) was abolished, which previously allowed administrative detention to be imposed by the police without court hearings.

0006 Female Members of Criminal Organisations  However, women are found, occasionally, to be members of BSSCO. Published court case reports routinely indicate the existence of female membership by revealing the biological gender of the defendant, although other than this no contextual details of the female member(s) are available. Therefore, the official account of female membership in BSSCO is gender-insensitive. The popular media do report high profile cases concerning BSSCO, and if a woman is involved, they would usually also highlight the biological gender of the defendant, but provide no further details or comments.

1 illustrates their profiles. Before the interviews were due to start in September, two prospective respondents had completed their terms and left the prison, and one was excluded due to a health problem. Finally, four women were interviewed. 1 shows, all seven female BSSCO members here were mature women aged between 27 and 59. Except 51-year-old LFM who was illiterate, the other six had completed secondary education, and among them two had college qualifications. 1 Participant Profile of the participants convicted of Section 294 offence (n = 7), July 2013 Marital Age Ethnicity Domicile Education status CAL*  Han City CLD CNX* HR    Han Han Han Town City Town LFM* TCY*   Han Han Town City YHY  Han Town Junior middle College College Junior middle Illiterate Junior middle Junior middle Notes: HR was excluded from the interviews.

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