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Trust the people or business as usual? An examination of lay participation in the Japanese criminal justice system

Yang, K. (2017) Trust the people or business as usual? An examination of lay participation in the Japanese criminal justice system. The University of Western Australia Law Review, 42 (2). pp. 69-87.

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Abstract

This article discusses the two pillars of lay participation in the Japanese criminal justice system – the Prosecution Review Commission (Kensatsu Shinsakai) and the Lay Assessor’s System (Saiban-in). The author analyses these to examine whether these have indeed resulted in true lay participation in the criminal justice system. The article concludes that due to the structural li mitations of the Prosecution Review Commission (Kensatsu Shinsakai) and the Lay Assessor’s System (Saiban-in), true lay participation in the criminal justice system is somewhat limited.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publisher: The University of Western Australia
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/52478
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