Xujun Eberlein has a fascinating translation in two parts of a long interview about policing in Bo Xilai's old fiefdom of Chongqing when it was under the control of his sidekick Wang Lijun. The political dynamic here is that Wang was responsible for operating the 'smash the black' anti-crime campaign that underpinned public support for Bo's wider programme. In other words, Wang re-organised the local force to police public perceptions and expectations of crime in pursuit of fundamentally political objectives, a state of affairs not unknown outside China. Quite a bit of modern thinking/joined up government stuff going on here, in fact.
Elsewhere, Danwei has a review the top ten criminal cases in China this year: Madam Gu's apparent murder of Neil Heywood is prominent, but gets beaten out of top spot by 'Sticky Rice' Kang and the Mekong Massacre.