Thursday, June 09, 2005

Inside Japan's death penalty system

Washington Post reporter Charles Lane, who recently completed a fellowship in Japan, wrote an interesting article comparing Japan's death penalty system with the system in the United States. He found that in Japan, use of the death penalty seems to be on the increase, perhaps as a result of an increase in violent crime. Here, of course, just the opposite is happening -- violent crime is down and death sentences have reached a modern-day low.

Go here to see Charles' story.

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