Shanghai launches center to study job-related crimes

Updated: 2008-01-07 20:37

SHANGHAI -- Shanghai has launched a research center for job-related crimes, aiming to draw experiences from typical cases such as the city's pension fund scandal.

Jointly established by Shanghai Normal University and Shanghai Xuhui District Procuratorate, the research center was focused on characteristics, trends and prevention strategies of job-related crimes.

"Launched hand-in-hand by the higher education institution and procuratorial organ, the center is an open platform that will combine theories with practices," said Chu Guoliang, a procurator of the Xuhui District Procuratorate.

Theories in law, sociology, psychology, behavioral science, ethics, political education and other fields would help to study sample cases of job-related crimes, according to Chu.

Currently there were 37 members in the center, including nine professors and four senior procurators.

This year, the center planned to compile a report on the public repercussions of the pension fund scandal that embroiled at least a dozen high-level Shanghai businessmen and former senior government officials.

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