The dark cloud over Japanese criminal justice : abuse of suspects and forced confessions

WATSON, Andrew (1995). The dark cloud over Japanese criminal justice : abuse of suspects and forced confessions. Justice of the Peace, 159 (31), 516-9.

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Abstract

The article sets out a number of deep seated concerns about Japan's criminal justice system including the very heavy weight placed on confession evidence in courts; lengthy pre-trial detention up to 23 days; bail as a reward for confession; a suspect's heavily controlled access to persons outside, especially lawyers during pre-trial detention; inadequate judicial review of detention; and insufficient opportunity for the defence to prepare for trial.

Item Type: Article
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Law and Criminology Research Group
Departments: Development and Society > Law and Criminology
Depositing User: Andrew Watson
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2018 09:45
Last Modified: 17 Jan 2018 09:45
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/17802

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