School of Law, Gender and Media

Dr Grace (Yu) Mou

Key information

School of Law, Gender and Media Senior Lecturer in Criminal Justice School of Law, Gender and Media Intermediate Tutor (T1 & T3) China Institute Academic Staff, SOAS China Institute Member Centre for Law in Asia Member
LLB (China), MA (China), Diploma (Kent), PhD (Warwick)
Paul Webley Wing (Senate House)
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+44 (0)20 7898 4277
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Tuesday 1:00-3:00pm.


Prior to joining SOAS, Grace taught at the University of Warwick and the University of Hull.

Grace’s research interests lie primarily in Asian criminal justice, comparative criminal procedure, and socio-legal studies, especially in the country of China. Her research examines the on-going criminal justice reform in China, which is set within a broad range of contexts -- of political, occupational and legal cultures -- from the value of deference to authority, hierarchical structures, retribution and deterrence, to the integration of these into the state apparatus which determine the way state power is exercised. Her research seeks to provide a rich description of the criminal process in action, and stimulate debate of the difficult legal issues concerning the way China deals with matters relating to criminal justice and human rights.

Grace welcomes proposals from students for supervising research in the following areas:

  • Criminal justice policy in a comparative context
  • Criminal procedures (including investigation, public prosecution and trials)
  • Policing and criminal evidence
  • Criminal defence and lawyer studies

Research interests

Criminal justice;  criminal law; comparative criminal justice; criminal evidence; Chinese law; criminology; Asian legal systems; socio-legal studies.


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