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Title: Youths’ views on corruption control in China: Politics and social censure
Author(s): Lo, Tit Wing 
Author(s): Jiang, G.
Li, C.
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Sage Publications
Journal: International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology 
Volume: 57
Issue: 12
Start page: 1498
End page: 1521
It has been asserted that criminal law and common morality are not sufficient terms to describe specific behaviors as corruption because those in power have the capacity to include or exclude certain behavior as a category in the law. Thus, corruption should not be just treated as an objective behavioral category but as a form of social censure. This article reports on a quantitative and qualitative study that collected the views of Chinese youth on the control of corruption in China. It was found that they agreed with the moral-negative judgements behind the censure of corruption, and that bureaucratic forces can be mobilised to punish the corrupt and degrade their status. Mediation analysis discovered that political functions mediate the association between the moral-negative nature and bureaucratic form of the censure of corruption and status degradation of the censured.
DOI: 10.1177/0306624X12457351
CIHE Affiliated Publication: No
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