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The Japanese Police System Today: A Comparative Study : A Comparative Study - L. Craig-Parker

The Japanese Police System Today: A Comparative Study

A Comparative Study

Hardcover Published: 7th August 2001
ISBN: 9780765607614
Number Of Pages: 286

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What role do their respective police systems play in the very different crime rates of Japan and the United States? This study draws on direct observation of Japanese police practices combined with interviews of police officials, criminal justice practitioners, legal scholars, and private citizens. It compares many Japanese police practices side by side with U.S. police practices, and places the role of the police in the broader cultural and historical Japanese framework.

List of Tables and Figures
Preface
Overview: Crime in Japan and the United States
The Historical and Legal Framework
Dispute Resolution
Historical Trends
Neighborhood Associations
The Suppression of Radicals
Policing after World War II
Overview of Police
Introduction
Koban Police
The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department
The Tsukiji Police Station
Guns in Japan and the United States
Emergency Calls
The Role of Women
Interview Tactics at Police Boxes
Policing Tokyo's Outlying Areas Shitaya, Seijo, Akabane, Motofuji, and Sanya
The Shitaya Police Station
The Seijo Police Station
The Akabane Police Station
The Motofuji Police Station
Policing Sanya
Attitudes of the Police Toward Their Work
Street Police
How They Become Interested
Police Crimes
Problems and Future Prospects
Police Administrators
The Hokkaido and Okayama Prefectural Police Forces
The Hokkaido Setting
Policing Hokkaido
The Chuzai-san
Profile of a Chuzai-san
Visits to other Chuzaisho in Hokkaido
The Okayama Prefectural Police
The Ikayama-Higashi Police Station
The Okayama-Nishi Police Station
Visit to a Okayama Chuzaisho
The Railway Police
The Investigation of Crime
Financial and Computer Related Crime
Violence
The Role of the Public Prosecutor
Courts, Corrections, and Probation
Courts and the Trial Process
Imprisonment
Probation, Parole, and Community-based Treatment
Crime By Foreigners
Overview and Role of the Media
Crisis With Youth
Overview
Bosozoku
The Kobe Murders
Violence against Teachers and Authority Figures
Dropping Out and Truancy
Juvenile Counseling Centers
Alcohol and Drug Abuse among Teens
The Family Court
Conclusion
The Police and the Community
Family Counseling
Suicide
Living on the Edge--Day Workers, the Homeless, Prostitutes, and Social Welfare Recipients
Crime Prevention
Private Security
Changes in Public Opinion toward the Police
Comments from Scholars and Criminal Justice Professionals
Public Opinion and Survey Data 1970s and 1980s
Comments and Survey Data in 2000
Dissidents, Radicals, and the Police
The Aum Shinrikyo Sect
Organized Crime
Conclusion
Lessons from Japan
References
Index
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ISBN: 9780765607614
ISBN-10: 0765607611
Series: East Gate Book
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 286
Published: 7th August 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.52