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Capital punishment in Japan

Author: Petra Schmidt
Publisher: Leiden Boston Köln Brill 2002
Series: Brill's Japanese studies library, Vol. 17
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

This book provides an overview of capital punishment in Japan in a legal, historical, social, cultural and political context. It provides new insights into the system, challenges traditional views  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Petra Schmidt
ISBN: 9004124217 9789004124219
OCLC Number: 260041581
Description: 205 S. graph. Darst. 25 cm
Contents: pt. A. The History of Capital Punishment in Japan --
pt. B. Capital Punishment in Japan Today --
1. Figures and Facts --
2. Capital Punishment or Penal Servitude for Life? --
3. The Execution --
4. The Government --
5. The Justice Minister --
6. The Ministry of Justice --
7. Parties and Politicians --
pt. C. Discussing Capital Punishment in Japan --
1. Capital Punishment and the Japanese Constitution --
1.1. Prohibition of Cruel Punishment (Art. 36) --
1.2. Protection of Lawful Procedure (Art. 31) --
1.3. Interaction between Arts. 31 and 36 --
1.4. Capital Punishment and the 'Right to Life', 'Individual Dignity' and the 'Common Weal' --
2. Capital Punishment and Social Contract --
3. Deterrent Effect --
4. Retaliation --
5. Miscarriages of Justice --
6. Public Opinion.
Series Title: Brill's Japanese studies library, Vol. 17
Responsibility: by Petra Schmidt
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