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1、Less noticed, though, were the suspended sentence and release of two of Mr Li’s juvenile accomplices, even though they pleaded guilty.
2、They were urbanites, not migrants, and they could afford to pay sizeable compensation to the victim.
3、Migrant and left-behind juveniles are far more likely to be incarcerated than their peers who were brought up in the cities, even though surveys suggest that urban young people commit proportionately about the same number of violent crimes as migrant young. In Shanghai, juveniles without local household registration were given suspended sentences (or probation) in only 15% of cases in 2010; locally registered young folk went free on suspended sentences 63% of the time.
4、The reasons the migrant young are more likely to be punished severely are closely related to the reasons they get into trouble in the first place: their migrant status and their relative poverty.
be punished severely：被严厉惩罚
5、Their rural home towns lack resources to monitor children on probation, so they end up in prison.
end up in prison：以进监狱告终
6、And revisions to the national criminal code, in effect this year, specify that juvenile offenders should be treated more leniently than adults.
national criminal code：国家刑法典
7、Officially the emphasis is on education over punishment.
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