Status and Causes of Chinese Migrant Workers’ Crimes

Dejun Zhang


In this paper, by means of investigation and analysis of criminal situation and basic characteristics of crimes committed by Chinese migrant workers, we try to reveal the social and individual causes of Chinese migrant workers’ crimes as follows: the differences between urban and rural areas demonstrated by the social system defects; oppressive management and rights discrimination; abnormality of personality to the path of crime shaped by their very miserable fate which were caused by social discrimination. At last we attempt to, by using the related sociological and psychological theories, give interpretation of the reasons why migrant workers commit crimes.

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Asian Social Science   ISSN 1911-2017 (Print)   ISSN 1911-2025 (Online)

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