Janus-Faced Justice Political Criminals in Imperial Japan. Richard H. Mitchell.

Janus-Faced Justice Political Criminals in Imperial Japan

Hardcover, Honolulu: University of Hawai`i Press, 1992. First Edition; First Printing. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. In this study of the treatment of political criminal suspects and prisoners from 1868-1945 the author argues that pre-war Japan is best viewed as a "paternalistic police state" in which elements of brutality and benevolence were both present and in which repression and respect for human rights were both major factors. Text is clean with no markings. Spine very slightly slanted. Light soiling to top page edges. Dust jacket is clean and bright. Dust jacket front flap has a small crease. DJ has moderate wear along both top and bottom edges. Ships same or next business day well protected in a box. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 235 pages. [Item #78702]

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