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Articles by Silvia Croydon

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Dr Silvia Croydon is Hakubi Research Fellow at Kyoto University, where her research centers on criminal justice issues in Japan, as well as in East Asia more broadly. Her academic articles, which appear in both English and Japanese, treat topics such as victim impact statements, the death penalty and the introduction of lay judges to Japan. Her latest work "The Politics of Police Detention in Japan: Consensus of Convenience" discusses the distinctive substitute prison system, under which suspects can be held by the police for up to 23 days prior to indictment. It will be published as a monograph in April 2016 as part of Oxford University Press's Clarendon Studies in Criminology series.