The Japanese Way of Justice

The Japanese Way of Justice : Prosecuting Crime in Japan

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In the Japanese criminal justice system, the prosecutor has more control over life, liberty, and reputation than any other figure. Prosecutors make critical decisions about "who gets what" in Japan, chiefly by monopolizing decisions as to who will be charged with crimes, and for what. Based on extensive fieldwork inside a large prosecutors office in Japan and on numerous surveys and interviews, Johnson presents the first in-depth study in any language to describe and explain the role of Japan's 2000 prosecutors, the contexts in which they work, and the formidable powers they individually and collectively exercise.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 340 pages
  • 152.4 x 231.14 x 27.94mm | 635.03g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New
  • 1 figure and 1 table
  • 019511986X
  • 9780195119862
  • 2,111,790

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Gaining meaningful access to Japanese prosecutors in the work setting is no small feat ... The level of access that David Johnson received is extraordinary ... good methods yield good results. As a result of this extensive research, the author is able to create a never-before-presented description of prosecutorial action, processes, goals, and agendas. * The Journal of Asian Studies * This book, as a descriptive study of Japanese prosecution, is an important and superbly researched work. It fills a yawning gap in the literature and is sure to be regarded as the authoritative work in the area. * The Journal of Asian Studies *
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About David T. Johnson

David T. Johnson is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Hawaii, Manoa.
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