Survey research on crime, criminal law and criminal justice in Japan

Author: Masaji Chiba

Abstract:

This paper presents the most significant available data concerning Japanese attitudes toward and opinions about crime, criminal law and criminal justice, selected from the results of reliably conducted public opinion surveys. The selected data focus on the death penalty, the nature and treatment of the criminal, sense of guilt and the amount of fines, the purpose of criminal punishment, and euthanasia.

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