Crime and Criminal Policy in Japan

Analysis and Evaluation of the Showa Era, 1926–1988

Author: Minoru Shikita,Shinichi Tsuchiya

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461228166

Category: Psychology

Page: 415

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The Showa Era in Japan commenced in December 1926, when Emperor Showa ascended the Throne, and came to an end in January 1989, when His Majesty passed away, ushering in the new Heisei Era. The Showa Era was marked by drastic changes in the economy, society, and political and legal sys tems, which brought about an ebb and flow in criminality and precipitated various criminal policies. From an economical, political, and criminological perspective, the Showa Era stands out as a remarkable period in Japanese his tory. The Research and Training Institute of the Ministry of Justice, which has annually published the White Paper on Crime in Japan since 1960, received Cabinet approval to introduce a special topic section, "Criminal Policy in Sho wa" in the White Paper for 1989, which was published in October the same year. This White Paper is the first comprehensive publication that deals not only with the crime situation but also with the various activities of the criminal justice system, including the police, public prosecutors' offices, courts, correctional institutions, and probation and parole supervision organisations for 63 years.

The Japanese Way of Justice

Prosecuting Crime in Japan

Author: David Ted Johnson

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 019511986X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 327

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The major achievements of Japanese criminal justice are thus inextricably intertwined with its most notable defects, and efforts to fix the defects threaten to undermine the accomplishments."--BOOK JACKET.

The Handbook of Homicide

Author: Fiona Brookman,Edward R. Maguire,Mike Maguire

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118924487

Category: Social Science

Page: 768

View: 6605

The Handbook of Homicide presents a series of original essays by renowned authors from around the world, reflecting the latest scholarship on the nature, causes, and patterns of homicide, as well as policies and practices for its investigation and prevention. Includes comprehensive coverage of the complex phenomenon of homicide and its various forms Features original contributions from an esteemed team of global experts and scholars with chapters highlighting the authors’ original research Represents the first internationally-focused collection of the latest research on the nature and causes of homicide Covers both the causes and dynamics of homicide, as well as policies and practices intended to address it

Issues in Comparative Criminology

Author: Piers Beirne,David Nelken

Publisher: Dartmouth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781855216013

Category: Social Science

Page: 501

View: 9635

This teacher's resource book is designed to help young people to understand the key political, social and economic forces which will shape their lives. It aims to develop knowledge and skills to help young people understand the world in which they live, and to participate in it as knowledgeable global citizens.

Crime and Justice

Author: Michael H. Tonry

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780226808635

Category: Crime

Page: 673

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Library science

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Love, Empowerment and Social Justice

Personal Relationships and Citizen Action

Author: Tim Root

Publisher: N.A


Category: Social Science

Page: 302

View: 5902

According to this fascinating and personal work of social commentary, the blind pursuit of profit, burgeoning class inequalities, and environmental deterioration are the dangers of our age—and strengthening community and family cohesion could be our salvation. In linking social and economic dialogues with a psychological point of view, this work uses interdisciplinary scholarship to break free of the chains of academic compartmentalization. Drawing on skilled research as well as the author's experience as an activist and caretaker, this work describes how happiness and contentment begin with vocal concern, expressed in terms of political and economic values, encouraging citizens and politicians to think in new ways about local and global issues.

Encyclopedia of violence, peace, and conflict

Author: Lester R. Kurtz,Jennifer E. Turpin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780122270130

Category: History

Page: 973

View: 4129

Anthropological Studies, Biomedical Studies, Communications, Criminology, cultural studies, economic studies, ethical studies, historical studies, international relations, peace and conflict studies, political studies, psychological studies, public policy studies, sociological studies, warfare and military studies.

Social Justice

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Communism

Page: N.A

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