A unique characteristic of prosecutorial discretion in Japan is the formal practice of suspension. From the later part of last century, public prosecutors were presented with the discretionary option of waiving or suspending prosecution dependent on certain conditions.
Asian Studies | Criminal Law | Criminal Procedure
Law, Society and Governance
Current Issues in Criminal Justice
University of Sydney, Institute of Criminology
Prosecutorial Discretion and the Conditional Waiver: Lessons from the Japanese Experience. (1993). Current Issues in Criminal Justice. 4, (2), 175-178. Research Collection School Of Law.
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