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 White paper on crime 2004 Part5/Chapter2 

Chapter2 History of Treatment of Adult Offenders

  The treatment system of adult offenders in Japan is currently in a difficult situation,facing prison overcrowding along with the recent increase in crime and in persons cleared.New challenges have also emerged including the significant increase in prisoners who need special consideration for treatment,such as foreign prisoners and elderly prisoners.This chapter will review the history of the development of the treatment scheme of adult offenders in order to examine new challenges in such a crime situation.