Disquiet About Japanese Criminal Justice and a Revival of Interest in Juries

  • Andrew Watson
Part of the Palgrave Advances in Criminology and Criminal Justice in Asia book series (PACCJA)


This chapter traces the renewed interest in popular participation in criminal justice, mainly in juries and to a lesser extent mixed courts, which first arose amongst legal academics and then spread, particularly during the 1980s, to lawyers, citizens’ groups, sections of the press and some politicians.


Criminal Justice Public Prosecutor Criminal Procedure Conviction Rate Jury Trial 
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  • Andrew Watson
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  1. 1.Sheffield Hallam UniversitySheffieldUK

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