By David T. Johnson

ISBN-10: 019511986X

ISBN-13: 9780195119862

felony lawsuits within which humans can lose lifestyles, liberty, or attractiveness let us know greatly in regards to the personality of any society. In Japan, it truly is prosecutors who wield the best keep watch over over those values and who for that reason exhibit so much in actual fact the nature of the japanese means of justice. during this ebook, David T. Johnson portrays jap prosecutors at paintings; the social, political, and felony contexts that permit and constrain their activities; and the content material of the justice thereby introduced. Johnson is the 1st researcher, eastern or overseas, to achieve entry to the frontline prosecutors who cost situations and the behind the scenes prosecutors who deal with and direct them. He indicates that prosecutors in Japan usually harmonize to imperlatives of justice that american citizens frequently regard as irreconcilable: the necessity to individualize situations alike. despite the fact that, their means to right offenders and to acquire contrite, entire confessions from felony suspects. Johnson argues that this severe reliance on confessions sometimes ends up in severe efforts to extract them. certainly, a lot of the main nerve-racking prosecutor habit springs without delay or in a roundabout way from the system's inordinate dependence on admissions of guilt. the main achievements of eastern felony justice are hence inextricably intertwined with its so much awesome defects, and efforts to mend the defects threaten to undermine the accomplishments. sincerely written and assuredly argued, this comparative research could be of curiosity to scholars of Japan, criminology, and legislations and society. It illuminates unexplored geographical regions in Japan's legal justice procedure whereas hard readers to ascertain their assumptions approximately how crime could be prosecuted of their personal structures of felony justice.

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