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So far, very few research studies have investigated the effects of criminal convictions on the families of defendants. Dr Hong Lu, a Professor of Criminal Justice at University of Nevada, along with her co-authors, Dr Yudu Li and Dr Bin Liang, carried out a study examining how the family of Nian Bin, the defendant in a high-profile capital case in China who received four death sentences, managed the physical, emotional, financial, and legal challenges they faced after their relative’s conviction.

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This SciPod is a summary of the paper ‘Criminal Defendants’ Family and the Death Penalty in China- A Case Analysis’ in China Journal of Social Work, 2020. doi.org/10.1080/17525098.2020.1780000

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