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The Resource Justice : Japan style, produced by Ian Altschwager for Australian Broadcasting Corporation, (electronic resource)

Justice : Japan style, produced by Ian Altschwager for Australian Broadcasting Corporation, (electronic resource)

Label
Justice : Japan style
Title
Justice
Title remainder
Japan style
Statement of responsibility
produced by Ian Altschwager for Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Almost every person charged with committing a serious crime in Japan is convicted and goes to jail. Jury trials simply do not exist and convictions are based on confessions. Some believe that Japanese criminal court cases are simply ceremonies to impose punishment rather than determine guilt. The filmmaker obtained rare access to Japan's jails, where a cruel, secret system allows the abuse, torture and death of inmates. Prisons have spartan conditions and extremely strict rules; prisoners can be kept in solitary confinement for decades, others live eight to a room. In the last ten years there have been close to 250 suspicious deaths in custody. The film recounts the tragic ordeal of Sakae Menda who spent thirty-four years on death row after he confessed to a crime he did not commit, a confession obtained following six days of sleep deprivation and beatings. His testimony is powerful evidence of the flaws in Japan's justice system where reform is unlikely and Western notions of human rights are relatively new
Cataloging source
ALSTP
Characteristic
videorecording
Intended audience
For College; Adult audiences
Language note
English
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Altschwager, Ian
  • Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Runtime
25
Series statement
Criminal justice and public safety in video
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Menda, Sakae
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Law enforcement
  • Prisoners
Target audience
general
Technique
unknown
Label
Justice : Japan style, produced by Ian Altschwager for Australian Broadcasting Corporation, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?LAWV;1646865
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Previously published as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1646865/lawv
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (25 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a211544
  • (OCoLC)794307810
Video recording format
other
Label
Justice : Japan style, produced by Ian Altschwager for Australian Broadcasting Corporation, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?LAWV;1646865
Publication
Note
  • Previously published as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1646865/lawv
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (25 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a211544
  • (OCoLC)794307810
Video recording format
other

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