Criminal law features most prominently throughout the history of China. It applies to Chinese as well as foreigners. The increasing number of foreign people caught in the Chinese criminal justice system highlights the importance of an understanding of the Chinese criminal justice system. Equally critical in the understanding of Chinese society is an understanding of the role of criminal law and its practice in the protection or abuse of human rights in China. Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure Law in the People's Republic of China provides the most up-to-date and full translation of the Chinese Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure Law. The translation is accompanied by a comprehensive introduction to the Chinese criminal justice system, its evolution and development.