Japanese Correctional System Comparison Essay by cee-cee

Japanese Correctional System
A look at the Japanese restorative philosophy of corrections versus the American correctional system.
# 110993 | 1,324 words | 3 sources | APA | 2008 | US

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The paper discusses how the Japanese correctional system places a strong emphasis on rehabilitation and preparing the prisoner for being released once again into society. The paper outlines the procedure called Jidan and shows how the punishment of the offender is not stressed, rather forgiveness is stressed on the part of victim and Japanese society in general. The paper then looks at criticisms of the Japanese system and asserts that rather than calling the system 'better' or more 'humane,' a more accurate characterization might be that it allows for less individualized responses to crime, and is less interested in protecting the rights and interests of the accused or the victim.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Debito, Arudou & Dave Aldwinckle. (2002). "Arrest and Detention Periods of Criminal Suspects Under Japanese Lawhttp://www.debito.org/arrestperiods.html
  • Coutsoukis, Photius. (10 Nov 2004). "Japan: The Penal System." CIA World Factbook.Retrieved 11 Feb 2008 at http://www.photius.com/countries/japan/national_security/japan_national_security_the_penal_system.html
  • Hosoi, Yoko & Haruo Nishimura. (1999). "The Role of Apology in the Japanese Criminal Justice System." Paper presented at the Restoration for Victims of Crime Conference. Australian Institute of Criminology Retrieved 11 Feb 2008 at http://www.aic.gov.au/conferences/rvc/hosoi.pdf

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