Policing in Japan: A Study on Making Crime

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SUNY Press, 1992 - Social Science - 267 pages
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An observational study of Japanese police detectives, focusing on the restraints under which they work, and the freedoms they have, in contrast to their counterparts in the US. Also includes comparisons with European legal systems. Based on field work in 1974 in Sapporo. First published in Japanese in 1985. Paper edition (unseen), $17.95. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
  

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Contents

Making Crime in Japan
1
The Enabling Legal Environment
11
The Process of the Research
27
Natural Sequence of Criminal Investigation in Japan
43
Investigate Efficiency and Procedural Compliance
99
Voluntary Investigation
103
Search and Seizure
119
Arrest
127
The Forms of Detectives Involvement in Investigative Actions
171
Policy and Action of Supervisors
195
Perceptions of Internal Demands for Improved Records
207
Perceptions of External Controls and Expectations
217
Irony of Effective Supervision
233
Appendix A Survey on Duties of Officers in Criminal Investigation
245
Appendix B List of Japanese Court Cases and Relevant Statutes
251
Index
261

Detention
141
Interrogation Confession and Separate Offense
151

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About the author (1992)

Setsuo Miyazawa is Professor of Law at Kobe University in Japan.

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