14 May 2006

Japanese Crime: Interrogations

Apparently they have started taping parts of interrogations in Japan, but not the entire interrogation. The Bar is trying to make interrogations be taped in their entirety.
"Choosing to record only the 'good parts' will make people wonder why this part was recorded and other parts were not recorded," said lawyer Toshio Tanaka, who has formed a group at the bar federation to realize full recording of interrogations.

"Eventually, all interrogations would have to be recorded from the viewpoint of warranting voluntary confessions and the credibility of confessions," he said.
I'd insert some sort of snide comment here except we can't get a requirement that interrogations be taped in Virginia either so I don't think I'm in a position to say anything.

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