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Women being sold or forced into marriage is nothing new in China; however, forced marriage involving foreign women is a recent development. Enterprising agents in the gray market of matchmaking businesses in China are increasingly networking and coordinating with partners over vast distances in...
There is a growing trend to both theoretically and empirically explain public punitiveness from a general social theory of late modernity. Yet, research which has tested the generalizability of this perspective regarding societies other than Western ones remains rare. Relying on a theoretical...
Guided by the general strain theory, this study compared the delinquent behavior of migrant adolescents in different types of schools with their urban counterparts and investigated whether strain indicators mediated the relationship between adolescents’ migration and school status and...
It has been well-established that, in the USA, the news media contributes to the construction of moral panics regarding the use and users of various types of drugs. In this study, we utilize the moral-panic framework to understand how the media depicts drug use in Malaysia. We used content...
Existing parricide research is largely situated within a North American and European context, and foregrounds mental illness or adolescent offender typologies. As such, a gap exists on parricides in other cultural contexts and those perpetrated by women. This paper examines historic domestic...
A Correction to this paper has been published: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11417-020-09337-w
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