Wrongful Convictions & the Structural Analysis of Innocence Cases

27 Mar 2023 from 12:00pm - 1:00pm

This seminar will provide a comparative analysis of wrongful convictions and the structural analysis of innocence cases, providing Japanese case examples. The seminar would be of interest to law, criminology and psychology students, legal practitioners, and anyone interested in criminal procedures. The seminar will run for approximately 40 minutes. There will be an opportunity for a Q&A at the end of the session.

Dr. Makoto Ibusuki is Professor of Criminal Procedure Law at Seijo University, Tokyo. His standing as one of Japan’s leading experts in the field has been recognized not only in the academic community, but also by the national Diet where he has been called as an expert witness, by Japan’s courts where he has submitted more than thirty expert opinions, and by the Japan Federation of Bar Associations. His particular interests include police surveillance, interrogations, criminal discovery, judicial stay of proceeding, and miscarriage of justice. He is also one of the leading legal informatics and cyber law experts in Japan. Dr. Ibusuki has published more than thirty academic books and has contributed more than one hundred articles to major law journals in Japan. He has also translated several books and has served as the leader or director in many academic projects, including international programs. Professor Ibusuki is currently the President of the Japanese Society of Law and Psychology.

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