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Vol 22 No 6 June/July 2017

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Supperstone, Goudie and Walker: Judicial Review

Edited by: Helen Fenwick
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The Japanese Way of Justice: Prosecuting Crime in Japan

David T. JohnsonAssistant Professor of Sociology, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Hawaii, USA

ISBN13: 9780195119862
ISBN: 019511986X
Published: October 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: USA
Format: Hardback
Price: £75.00



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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.

Series: Studies on Law and Social Control

The Japanese Way of Justice: Prosecuting Crime in Japan (eBook)
David T. JohnsonAssistant Professor of Sociology, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Hawaii, USA
ISBN 9780190283780
Published October 2002
Oxford University Press
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John Owen HaleyProfessor of Law and East Asian Studies, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
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