Crime and Criminal Policy in Japan: Analysis and Evaluation of the Showa Era, 1926-1988

Crime and Criminal Policy in Japan: Analysis and Evaluation of the Showa Era, 1926-1988

by Minoru Shikita, Shinichi Tsuchiya

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781461276821
Publisher: Springer New York
Publication date: 09/27/2011
Series: Research in Criminology
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1992
Pages: 415
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.04(d)

Table of Contents

I Introduction.- II Crime Trends.- Section 1. Changes of Penal Laws.- Penal Statutes in Prewar Period.- Penal Statutes Enacted in Postwar Period.- Section 2. Trends in Penal Code Offences.- Outline.- Trends in Major Criminal Offences.- Background of Criminal Trends.- Others.- Section 3. Trends in Special Law Offences.- Outline.- Trends in Special Law Offences by Category of Major Offences.- Section 4. Comparison of Crime Trends in Foreign Countries.- Number of Cases Reported and Occurrence Rates for Major Crimes.- Comparison by Crime Type.- Section 5. Trends in Crimes by Gang Organizations.- Period of Postwar Chaos.- Period of Gang Wars.- “Summit Operation” and Its Effects.- Period of Reorganization, Expansion of Territory and Monopolization.- Period of Generation Change and Transition.- III Treatment of Offenders.- Section 1. Prosecution and Trials.- Outline.- Prosecution.- Trial.- Section 2. Correction.- Outline.- Humanitarian and Socialising Approach to Prison Administration.- Scientific Trend in Prison Administration.- Changes in Prison Administration Organization.- Change in the Situation of Admission to Prisons.- Women’s Guidance Home.- Section 3. Rehabilitation of Offenders.- Establishment of Rehabilitation Service Programmes.- Release on Parole.- Probationary Supervision.- Rehabilitation Aid Society.- Pardon.- IV Juvenile Delinquency and Treatment of Juvenile Delinquents.- Section 1. Trends in Juvenile Delinquency.- Survey of Juvenile Delinquency.- General Trends in Juvenile Delinquency.- Section 2. Treatment of Juvenile Delinquents.- Outline.- Prosecution and Trials of Juvenile Delinquents.- Juvenile Classification Homes.- Juvenile Training School.- Juvenile Prisons.- Rehabilitation of Juvenile Delinquents.- V Conclusion.- Section 1. Characteristic Features of the Showa Era.- Section 2. Crime Trends.- Penal Code Offences.- Offences Involving Special Laws.- Section 3. Treatment of Offenders.- Prosecution.- Trial.- Correction.- Rehabilitation Services.- Section 4. Juvenile Delinquency.- General Trends in Juvenile Delinquency.- Treatment of Juvenile Delinquents.- Section 5. Conclusion.- Appendix I.- Appendix II.

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