Publications & Team

Current Research

- Death penalty, public attitudes to punishment, and international human rights law

- Miscarriages of justice and the Criminal Cases Reviews Commission

- Normative approaches in regulating crime

- Social survey methods (both quantitative and qualitative)

Background and Expertise

Mai received her PhD from King's College London in 2011. She worked for the Centre for Criminology (University of Oxford) and the Institute for Criminal Policy Research before joining the School of Law, University of Reading as Lecturer in September 2015. She is also a Visiting Research Fellow at ICPR, and a Research Associate at the Centre for Criminology, University of Oxford.

For Mai's profile and up to date publications, see: https://www.reading.ac.uk/law/about/staff/m-sato.aspx

Publications

Disrupting the market for illegal rhino horn and ivory

  • Author(s) Mai Sato and Mike Hough
  • SubjectCriminal justice agencies and services
  • Year2016
  • Location-
  • Publisher/PublicationJournal of Trafficking, Organised Crime and Security, Vol 2, No 1, 21-35
  • DownloadsRhinos article

‘What role for nuclear power in Japan after Fukushima? A human security perspective’

  • Author(s) Bacon, P. and Sato, M.
  • SubjectCriminal justice agencies and services
  • Year2014
  • LocationLondon
  • Publisher/PublicationRoutledge
  • Misc infoin P. Bacon and C. Hobson (eds.) Human Security in Japan's Triple Disaster, pp.160-179.

‘Trust in justice: testing procedural justice theory in Japan and UK’

  • Author(s) Sato, M.
  • SubjectCourts, sentencing and attitudes to justice
  • Year2014
  • Publisher/PublicationKyosei Koza (Correctional Journal), 33:27-40

‘Bewährungshilfe - Die Rolle der Freiwilligen Ein Vergleich zwischen Deutchland und Japan’

  • Author(s) Kury, H. and Sato, M.
  • SubjectCourts, sentencing and attitudes to justice
  • Year2014
  • Publisher/PublicationKriminologie - Kriminalpolitik - Strafrecht

Special Issue of the European Police Science and Research Bulletin

  • Author(s) Sato, M., Haverkamp, R. and Hough, M.
  • SubjectCriminal justice agencies and services
  • Year2014
  • LocationBudapest
  • Publisher/PublicationSpecial Issue of the European Police Science and Research Bulletin

The Death Penalty in Japan

  • Author(s) Sato, M.
  • SubjectCourts, sentencing and attitudes to justice
  • Year2014
  • LocationLondon
  • Publisher/PublicationSpringer VS

D4.3 Report on an empirical assessment of fear of crime & punitive sentiment across Europe

  • Author(s) Sato, M. and Hough, M.
  • SubjectCourts, sentencing and attitudes to justice
  • Year2013
  • LocationOnline
  • Publisher/PublicationFiducia Project Report
  • Misc infoin S. Maffei and L. Markopoulou (eds.) FP7 Research Project for New European Crimes and Trust-Based Policy, Vol 1: 179-200
  • DownloadsFiduciaVol1_Nov18.pdf

Challenging the Japanese Government’s Approach to the Death Penalty

  • Author(s) Sato, M.
  • SubjectCourts, sentencing and attitudes to justice
  • Year2013
  • LocationOxford
  • Publisher/PublicationOxford University Press
  • Misc infoIn R. Hood (ed.) Confronting Capital Punishment in Asia: Human Rights, Politics, Public Opinion and Practices.

Public attitudes to the death penalty in Japan

  • Author(s) Sato. M
  • SubjectCourts, sentencing and attitudes to justice
  • Year2013
  • LocationLondon
  • Publisher/PublicationDeath Penalty Project
  • Misc infoIn The Death Penalty in Japan: A Report on Japan’s legal obligations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and an assessment of public attitudes to capital punishment.
  • DownloadsDPP Japan report Final

Auf dem Prüfstein: Die Umgangsweise der japanischen Regierung mit der Todesstrafe

  • Author(s) Sato, M.
  • SubjectCriminal justice agencies and services
  • Year2012
  • LocationMonatsschrift
  • Publisher/PublicationMonatsschrift für Kriminologie. 95/5. p363
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