Status Quo of Female Criminals in Nanjing

  • July 21, 2008
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According to the Nanjing municipal procuratorate, 2,140 women were accused for various actions of misconduct in the past three years, accounting for 8.76 percent of the total accused population in the capital city of Jiangsu Province. The proportion of accused women has increased annually. Seventy percent of the female suspects are under 35 years old. The crimes may vary in degree from theft to intentional harm to drug trafficking and pimp.

Percentage: From 5 to 8.76

"Women account for 8.76 percent of the total accused suspects. The proportion is small, but the figure has increased much faster than before," said a procurator from the procuratorate in Nanjing. The proportion of such women has been between 5 and 6 percent in the preceding few years.

The procuratorate reveals that most of the 2,140 accused women were jobless, or worked in labor-intensive industries. Most female defendants were not local residents in Nanjing, but migrant women from nearby Anhui or Henan Provinces. A procurator thought that women tended to commit crimes away from home, so the emphasis of crime prevention should be placed on such a unique group of women. The procurator also thought that some older women with little education tended to commit crimes after they were laid off, for they found it difficult to find a new job.

From Theft to Pimp

The number of female criminals has increased, and the crimes they have committed also vary from that of three years before. "The crimes that women have committed have been mostly property related in the previous years. The regular ones were theft, intentional harm, or robbery," said a procurator. Theft and intentional harm alone could account for half of the crimes by women before.

But things have been different in recent three years, while more women have been found to be engaged in drug trafficking or pimp. The procuratorates in Qixia, Jianye and Gulou of Nanjing found out that the suspects of over 20 cases on organizational prostitution were all migrant women in the past three years.

Luo Juan (an assumed name), a 30-year-old woman from Chaohu, Anhui Province, came to Nanjing to look for a job, but failed. Luo then ended up in a bath-house to be a massage girl, or to be a prostitute. Luo said that she felt such "work" could make money fast. Then she opened feet massage stores in five communities with several of her acquaintances from back home. Her massage stores provided prostitution services, and Luo began to pimp for others. The procurator on the case said: "Pimping or drug-trafficking are all rewarded with high profits. Some drug dealers think police would hardly suspect females in drug transportation and trafficking, so they prefer to do the business with their women friends."

Crime Caused by Impulsion in Emotional Crisis

Different from men, women tend to commit crimes when they have conflicts with their lovers.

Procurators working in rural areas of Nanjing admitted that there had been several cases, in which the wife intentionally harmed her husband by cutting off his penis. A procurator on the case said: "Their reasons are simple. The wife could not bear the fact that her husband is gambling or cheating on her. It is a crime of impulsion in an emotional crisis." Li Aijun, director of the public prosecution branch in the Nanjing municipal procuratorate, said: "Women are always vulnerable to harm in a relationship and marriage. It is hard for them to change their situation. So they tend to use an extreme means."

The Gaochun Procuratorate of Nanjing has dealt with several intentional harm cases, in which women committed crimes when they had an emotional crisis. A female defendant killed her husband out of rage, for she failed to talk him out of a relationship and bring him back to their marriage.

Legal Education and Aid

Li Aijun believed that women's crimes caused by impulsion in love conflicts could be avoided, said, "We could improve legal education for them, and establish a social aid system for them, covering psychological guidance, career consultancy and legal aid."

In cases concerning female suspects, 80 percent of the women are charged with a suspended sentence or a sentence less than three years. Sun Xiaozhong, deputy director of the Nanjing Bureau of Justice, said that it is a better choice to sentence women who have committed minor crimes with a non-imprisonment penalty and send them back home. It is for their own good, and society as well.

 

(Source: chinagate.com.cn- longhoo.net/Translated by womenofchina.cn)

 

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Jenny  From China  November 8, 2012
  Dear Ching Tian,
Thanks for writing back many times. We do apologize for misunderstanding Chris Key. Li Aijun advocates instruction to change these women for the better as it is a way to prevent similar tragedy. It is never too late to mend our ways. On the other hand, Chris thinks about returning hurt for hurt which is useless except to create more resentment and pain. Rape, castration and genital mutilation are all highly loaded topics which are bound to create heated discussion. We simply report they news without any prejudice or discrimination. We welcome your further comments and suggestions.
Best wishes
Jenny from womenofchina.cn
Jenny  From China  November 8, 2012
Dear Chris Key,
Thanks for your attention to our reply. We welcome your further comments and suggestions.
Best wishes
Jenny from womenofchina.cn
Ching Tian  From Nan Yang  November 8, 2012
Thank you.Best wishes too.
Chris Key  From Logan, Queensland, Australia  November 7, 2012
  You're shifting the goalposts. I said a woman's clitoris should be excised if she severs a man's penis. I never said anything about forcing these women to undergo an oopherectomy (castration of a woman). The only time an orchidectomy (castration of a man) should be performed is when he removes the ovaries of a woman/girl or the testes of a man/boy. Over 280 studies have found women are as likely as men to commit domestic violence, and, are more likely to use a weapon. Martin S. Fiebert has comprised an extensive bibliography on the 282 studies. How many men go around severing the clitorises and vulvae of women? I've read about many cases where women have brutally butchered men's testes and penises, but haven't read about many cases involving men mutilating the clitorises and vulvae of women. In fact, I've only come across one case where a man removed a woman's vulva, and that was done under general anaesthetic in a hospital. When women mutilate men's genitalia they do it while their victims are conscience and able to feel the pain. I hate to say it, but when it comes to gender-based violence involving genital torture, women appear to be be the main perpetrators.
Chris Key  From Logan, Queensland, Australia  November 7, 2012
The aforementioned message was aimed at Jenny.
Jenny  From China  November 8, 2012
Dear Chris Key,
Thanks for your reply. We do apologize for misunderstanding you. In the cases of inhuman cruelty you mentioned, women must be hurt greatly or else they would not go to extremes. Women are usually victims in domestic violence. How many women choose to swallow the pain because of their physical disadvantage? How many women are beaten black and blue on a regular basis? Are these cases rare? Li Yang’s wife is only one out of countless victims. Everyone can be pushed to the brink, whether they are a man or woman.
Jenny
Chris Key  From Logan, Queensland, Australia  November 7, 2012
  Utter nonsense. These evil women should be sent to gaol for the rest of their lives or have their clitorises excised. To say they're not responsible for their actions is akin to saying they're just big kids in grown up bodies. Stop giving women a free pass to inflict horrific acts of violence upon men.
Jenny  From China  November 7, 2012
Dear Chris Key,
We agree that everyone needs to be responsible for their own actions, but suggesting that these women should ‘have their clitorises excised’, apart from being a horrifying and barbaric statement which reflects rather poorly on your character, is akin to saying we should castrate male criminals who, statistics have proven, commit horrific acts of violence on women far more often than women on men.
Jenny
Ching Tian  From Nan Yang  November 7, 2012
We agree that everyone needs to be responsible for their own actions, but suggesting that these women should ‘have their clitorises excised’, You didn't get what he meant.He meant that only those women who cut off penises should have their clitoris cut off"apart from being a horrifying and barbaric statement which reflects rather poorly on your character,"Li Aijun believed that women's crimes caused by impulsion in love conflicts could be avoided, said, "We could improve legal education for them, and give them psychological guidance, career consultancy and legal aid.He thinks that evil women who cut off penises should be given education to stop them from comitting evil actions.You think Chris' has a poor character but Li Aijun's character is excellent? "statistics have proven, commit horrific acts of violence on women far more often than women on men."Like what?Rape?Raped women can go on to continue having sex with men .But a castrated man will not be able to be normal man if his penis  is cut off and reattachment fails.Before he reaches the hospital,he could easily die thus his family line could be WIPED OUT/Jue Shuan if he is an only son.I'm sure you understand the importance of continuing the lineage in Chinese families.
Ching Tian  From Nan Yang  November 7, 2012
I've made a new reply since the one above looks muddled up.We agree that everyone needs to be responsible for their own actions, but You didn't get what he meant.He meant that only those women who cut off penises should have their clitoris cut off.Maybe he should have been more specificYou say that Chri's character is poor.Li Aijun believes thinks that evil women who cut off penises should be given education to stop them from comitting evil actions.You think Chris' has a poor character but Li Aijun's character is excellent?And so you also think thar men having penis cut off is not barbaricWhat exactly are the horrific acts of violence that are done onto women far more often than women on men."Like what?Rape?Raped women can go on to continue having sex with men .But a castrated man will not be able to be normal man if his penis  is cut off and reattachment fails.Before he reaches the hospital,he could easily die thus his family line could be WIPED OUT/Jue Shuan if he is an only son.I'm sure you understand the importance of continuing the lineage in Chinese families.Of course you will answer back that virginity is also important in Chinese culture but nowadays in the modern world not much women in China(or the world) are still virgins.Even so,in relevence to this article,men were said to have their penises cut off just for minor things like gambling and having affairs and NOT rape.Even so,rape is momentary but castration is permanent.
Ching Tian  From Nan Yang  November 7, 2012
Third time,this will definitely work. :)I've made a new reply since the one above looks muddled up. You didn't get what he meant.He meant that only those women who cut off penises should have their clitoris cut off.Maybe he should have been more specificYou say that Chris character is poor.Li Aijun believes thinks that evil women who cut off penises should be given education to stop them from comitting evil actions.So therefore Chris' has a poor character but Li Aijun's character is excellent?And so you also think that men having penis cut off is not barbaric?What exactly are the horrific acts of violence that are done onto women far more often than women on men?Rape?Raped women can go on to continue having sex with men .But a castrated man will not be able to be normal man if his penis  is cut off and reattachment fails.Before he reaches the hospital,he could easily die thus his family line could be WIPED OUT/Jue Shuan if he is an only son.I'm sure you understand the importance of continuing the lineage in Chinese families.Of course you will answer back that virginity is also important in Chinese culture but nowadays in the modern world not much women in China(or the world) are still virgins.Even so,in relevence to this article,men were said to have their penises cut off just for minor things like gambling and having affairs and NOT rape.Even so,rape is momentary but castration is permanent.
Chris Key  From Logan, Queensland, Australia  November 7, 2012
I agree with Ching Tian.
Ching Tian  From Nan Yang  November 7, 2012
No need to read my first and second message.Only number 3.I have to use Chris' reply option since Jenny doesn't allow replies.)Jeez.Don't you have a quote option?
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