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[09PacRimLPolyJ379] Punishing and Preventing Pollution in Japan: Is American-Style Criminal Enforcement the Solution?

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dc.contributor.author Kondrat, Robert G.
dc.contributor.author Pacific Rim Law & Policy Journal
dc.date.accessioned 2011-02-15T22:02:24Z
dc.date.available 2011-02-15T22:02:24Z
dc.date.issued 2000-05
dc.identifier.citation 9 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 379 (2000) en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1066-8632
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1773.1/812
dc.description.abstract Abstract: Both Japan and the United States face the ongoing threat of intentional and preventable pollution. From 1970 until the mid-1980s, Japan utilized its environmental crime laws to punish and prevent intentional and preventable acts of pollution. After this period, however, the number of environmental crime arrests and prosecutions in Japan declined. In contrast, since the 1980s, the United States has continued to expand the number of prosecutors and investigators dedicated to the enforcement of environmental crime laws. These divergent trends can be explained by the different pollution histories, enforcement personnel structures, regulatory strategies, and case law of the two countries. In recent years, Japan has been plagued by large oil spills and the illegal disposal of industrial waste. By aggressively enforcing its environmental crime laws and increasing criminal fines, Japan can better deter these types of pollution in the future. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Seattle: Pacific Rim Law & Policy Journal, University of Washington School of Law en_US
dc.subject Comment en_US
dc.title [09PacRimLPolyJ379] Punishing and Preventing Pollution in Japan: Is American-Style Criminal Enforcement the Solution? en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.rights.holder Copyright 2000 by Pacific Rim Law & Policy Association en_US

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