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Chinese city launches domestic violence database for couples considering marriage

Sarah Best

1st July 2020

A city in China will begin a pilot programme today that will allow its residents to check whether their partner has a history of domestic violence.

Residents of Yiwu will be able to search a database that will include details of individuals who have been "convicted, subjected to restraining orders or sentenced to detention over domestic violence since 2017." The scheme will be the first of its kind in China and comes four years after the country introduced its first law on domestic violence.

This article could be used for a number of areas within sociology, however, most notably, it could be considered alongside Clare's Law (Crime and Deviance).

Sarah Best

Sarah is a passionate full-time Head of Sociology and Psychology and has worked in a variety in schools in the UK, and she is currently working in a British international school. She is keen to develop and boost the profile of both subjects.

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