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Author Sato, Mai, author.

Title The death penalty in Japan : Will the public tolerate abolition? / Mai Sato.

Published Wiesbaden : SpringerVS, 2014.

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Physical description 1 online resource.
Contents Vox populi, vox dei? -- Public attitudes towards death penalty -- The undecided public -- Effect of information on attitudes -- Changes in attitudes -- Policy implications.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Mai Sato examines public attitudes to the death penalty in Japan, focusing on knowledge and attitudinal factors relating to support for, and opposition to, the death penalty. She uses a mixed-method approach and mounts quantitative and qualitative surveys to assess Japanese death penalty attitudes. The authors main findings show that death penalty attitudes are not fixed but fluid. Information has a significant impact on reducing support for the death penalty while retributive attitudes are associated with support. This book offers a new conceptual framework in understanding the death penalty without relying on the usual human rights approach, which can be widely applied not just to Japan but to other retentionist countries. Contents Public Attitudes towards the Death Penalty Critical Examination of the Japanese Government Survey Experimental Survey Examining the Impact of Information on Support for the Death Penalty Target Groups Researchers and students in the fields of sociology, law, political sciences, criminology, socio-legal studies, Japan studies and Asian studies NGOs, policymakers, civil society.
Notes Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed Nov. 7, 2013).
Thesis notes Ph.D. King's College 2011.
Subject Capital punishment -- Japan -- Public opinion.
Public opinion -- Japan.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology
Electronic books.
ISBN 9783658006785 (electronic bk.)
3658006781 (electronic bk.)
9783658006778
Standard Number 10.1007/978-3-658-00678-5