Japanese moratorium on the death penalty /

Offering a timely reanalysis of the issue of Japan⁰́₉s capital punishment policy, this cutting edge volume considers the de facto moratorium periods in Japan⁰́₉s death penalty system and proposes an alternative analytical framework to examine the policy. Addressing how the Ministry of Justice in Jap...

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Author / Creator:Obara-Minnitt, Mika, author.
Imprint:New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.
Description:1 online resource
Language:English
Subject:Capital punishment -- Japan.
Criminology and Criminal Justice.
Prison and Punishment.
Asian Politics.
History of Japan.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Criminology.
Capital punishment.
Japan.
Electronic books.
History.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/12455297
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ISBN:9781137558220
1137558229
9781137565303
1137565306
Digital file characteristics:PDF
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Notes:Includes bibliographical references.
Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed November 30, 2016).
Summary:Offering a timely reanalysis of the issue of Japan⁰́₉s capital punishment policy, this cutting edge volume considers the de facto moratorium periods in Japan⁰́₉s death penalty system and proposes an alternative analytical framework to examine the policy. Addressing how the Ministry of Justice in Japan justified capital punishment policy during the de facto moratorium periods from 1989 to 1993, from 2009 to 2010 and from 2010 to 2012, the author debates the misconceptions surrounding the significance of these moratoriums. The book evidences the approach, rationale and evolution of Japan⁰́₉s Ministry of Justice in consistently justifying capital punishment policy during the different execution-free periods and provides a better understanding of the powerful unelected elite who actually drive the capital punishment system in Japan. Based on parliamentary proceedings, public opinion surveys and periodical reports by both international and domestic human rights NGOs as well as interviews of government ministers, NGO staff, pro- and anti-death-penalty advocates, this text is key reading for those interested in Japan, its government, criminal justice system and policies on the death penalty and human rights.
Offering a timely reanalysis of the issue of Japan⁰9Сs capital punishment policy, this cutting edge volume considers the de facto moratorium periods in Japan⁰9Сs death penalty system and proposes an alternative analytical framework to examine the policy. Addressing how the Ministry of Justice in Japan justified capital punishment policy during the de facto moratorium periods from 1989 to 1993, from 2009 to 2010 and from 2010 to 2012, the author debates the misconceptions surrounding the significance of these moratoriums. The book evidences the approach, rationale and evolution of Japan⁰9Сs Ministry of Justice in consistently justifying capital punishment policy during the different execution-free periods and provides a better understanding of the powerful unelected elite who actually drive the capital punishment system in Japan. Based on parliamentary proceedings, public opinion surveys and periodical reports by both international and domestic human rights NGOs as well as interviews of government ministers, NGO staff, pro- and anti-death-penalty advocates, this text is key reading for those interested in Japan, its government, criminal justice system and policies on the death penalty and human rights.
Other form:Print version: Obara-Minnitt, Mika. Japanese moratorium on the death penalty. New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2016 1137565306 9781137565303
Print version: Obara-Minnitt, Mika. Japanese moratorium on the death penalty. New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2016
Standard no.:10.1057/978-1-137-55822-0.