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Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences, 2023, 6(10); doi: 10.25236/AJHSS.2023.061012.

Balanced Sentencing: An Empirical Study Based on the Crime of Buying Abducted Women and Children


Weiwei Fan, Midan Yang

Corresponding Author:
Weiwei Fan

Hunan University, Changsha, Hunan, 410012, China


A stratified sampling of the effective verdicts on the crime of buying abducted women and children was conducted by spss based on regions, and the final 135 valid verdicts obtained after screening were used as a sample for statistical analysis. The results show that there is an unevenness in judicial practice in terms of judges' determination of sentencing outcomes for defendants in the crime of buying human beings. In order to enhance the legal effectiveness of this law, the sentencing of this crime in judicial practice should be regulated, and sentencing guidelines for the crime of buying trafficked women and children should be formulated as soon as possible, or a large-scale empirical study should be conducted to demonstrate the feasibility of adjusting the legal sentence for this crime.


balance of crime and punishment, balanced sentencing, penal intensity, the crime of buy abducted women and children

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Weiwei Fan, Midan Yang. Balanced Sentencing: An Empirical Study Based on the Crime of Buying Abducted Women and Children. Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences (2023) Vol. 6, Issue 10: 66-70. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJHSS.2023.061012.


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