The Politics of Police Detention in Japan: Consensus of Convenience

The Politics of Police Detention in Japan: Consensus of Convenience

by Silvia Croydon

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780198758341
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 06/14/2016
Series: Clarendon Studies in Criminology Series
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Dr Silvia Croydon is Hakubi Research Fellow at Kyoto University, where she spends her time researching human rights in the country, as well as in East Asia more broadly. Her particular focus is criminal rights issues, and in addition to police detention, she has published works in both Japanese and English on topics such as victim impact statements, the death penalty and the introduction of lay judges to Japan. She has also written on the prospects for the existing gap in Asia with regards to a regional human rights mechanism to be filled. Each of these projects has been supported by evidence gathered during her extensive fieldwork in the region, undertaken whilst in her current position, as well as during a two-year Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the University of Tokyo, and during her doctoral studies at the University of Oxford, which were completed in 2010.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Origin of the Modern System of Police Custody
3. A Tale of Two Detention Bills
4. Two-Step Amendment Compromise
5. Deconstructing the Substitute Prison Landscape
6. Towards the Future: Lay Judges and the End of the Status Quo
7. Conclusion

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