Home As Prison

Home As Prison: The Increasing Use of House Arrests in China (2022) studies the rapidly expanding use of house arrest following Xi Jinping's ascent to power, and especially as related to two major revisions of law, in 2012 and 2018, which vastly expanded the powers afforded police when managing house arrests. Government data stands as the basis for data analysis, while legal analysis shows how police can use house arrests to circumvent time limitations and other safeguards within the criminal justice system.