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Author Cheng, Vincent Shing, author

Title Hypocrisy : the tales and realities of drug detainees in China / Vincent Shing Cheng
Published Hong Kong : Hong Kong University Press, [2019]
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Contents Intro; Contents; Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction; 2. Tales of 'Heroes' and 'Saviours'; 3. Police and the 'Hooks'; 4. Initiation Ceremony in Drug Detention; 5. Prison Authority and the 'Inmate Elites'; 6. Post-discharge Reintegration and Surveillance; 7. Conclusion; Appendix: Basic Information of the Former Drug Detainees; Chinese Glossary; References; Index
Summary Although the official propaganda surrounding the drug detainees in China is that of helping, educating, and saving them from their drug habits and the drug dealers who lure them into drug abuse, it is clear, according to Vincent Shing Cheng, that those who have gone through the rehabilitation system lost their trust in the Communist Party's promise of help and consider it a failure. Based on first-hand information and established ideas in prison research, Hypocrisy gives an ethnographic account of reality and experiences of drug detainees in China and provides a glimpse into a population that
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on May 29, 2019)
Subject Drug abuse and crime -- China -- Hong Kong
Drug abuse and crime -- China
Drug abuse -- China -- Hong Kong
Drug abuse -- China
Drug addicts -- Rehabilitation -- China
Drug addicts -- Services for -- China
Drug abuse and crime.
Drug abuse.
China -- Hong Kong.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9789888455645 electronic book
9888455648 electronic book