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NCJ Number: 43814 Find in a Library
Title: INVESTIGATION AND PROSECUTION OF VIOLENT AND OTHER CRIMES (FROM UNAFEI - REPORT FOR 1976 AND RESOURCE MATERIAL SERIES NO 13, 1977 - SEE NCJ-43800)
Author(s): P R P PERERA
Corporate Author: United Nations Asia and Far East Institute for the Prevention of Crime and Treatment of Offenders
Japan
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 6
Sponsoring Agency: United Nations Asia and Far East Institute for the Prevention of Crime and Treatment of Offenders
Tokyo, Japan
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United Nations
Annotation: SUMMARIES OF PAPERS ON INVESTIGATION AND PROSECUTION OF CRIME IN THE PHILIPPINES, SRI LANKA, KOREA, JAPAN, AND NEPAL ARE PRESENTED IN THE REPORT OF A WORKSHOP DISCUSSION.
Abstract: THE DISCUSSION GROUP INCLUDED A SENIOR STATE COUNSEL, A STATE PROSECUTOR, THREE PUBLIC PROSECUTORS, AND A REGIONAL GOVERNMENT ADVOCATE. THE REPRESENTATIVE FROM THE PHILIPPINES REVIEWS THE WORKLOAD PROBLEM OF THE PROSECUTION OFFICES IN THAT COUNTRY, NOTING THE MANIFOLD DUTIES THE STATE PROSECUTORS ARE CALLED UPON TO PERFORM. UNDERSTAFFING AND INADEQUATE PAY ARE MAJOR PROBLEMS FOR PROSECUTION OFFICES IN THE PHILIPPINES, AS IS THE TIME-CONSUMING ASPECT OF THE EXTENSIVE PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATIONS CONDUCTED BY PROSECUTORS TO ASCERTAIN THE EXISTENCE OF A PRIMA FACIE CASE. THE REPRESENTATIVE FROM SRI LANKA FOCUSES ON THE RULES OF EVIDENCE GOVERNING ADMISSIBILITY OF CONFESSIONS IN CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS. REPRESENTATIVES FROM KOREA AND JAPAN DISCUSS THE PROBLEMS OF DEALING WITH ORGANIZED CRIME. A SECOND REPORT FROM JAPAN DESCRIBED HOW THAT COUNTRY'S MENTAL HYGIENE ACT DEALS WITH OFFENSES COMMITTED BY MENTALLY DISORDERED PERSONS. THE REPRESENTATIVE FROM NEPAL CITES A SHORTAGE OF PROSECUTORS, A LACK OF FACILITIES, AND INACCESSIBILITY OF CRIME SITES AS FACTORS CAUSING DELAY IN INVESTIGATION AND PROSECUTION OF CRIMINAL CASES IN NEPAL.
Index Term(s): Confessions; Japan; Korea (South); Mentally ill offenders; Nepal; Organized crime investigation; Personnel shortages; Philippines; Prosecution; Rules of evidence; Workshops and seminars
Note: SUMMARY REPORT OF THE RAPPORTEUR, WORKSHOP 2
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