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

The Japanese Probation Service: a third sector template?

  • Author(s) Ellis, T., Lewis, C., and Sato, M.
  • SubjectCriminal justice agencies and services
  • Year2011
  • LocationUK
  • Publisher/PublicationProbation Journal

Trust in justice: why it is important for criminal policy, and how it can be measured: Final report of the Euro-Justis project

Shikei wo meguru ‘yoron’ to ‘yoron’: shingigata ishikichosa no kekka kara” (‘Public opinion’ to ‘public judgement’: findings from the deliberative consultation on the death penalty)

  • Author(s) Sato, M., Kimura, M., & Honjo, T.
  • SubjectCourts, sentencing and attitudes to justice
  • Year2011
  • LocationJapan
  • Publisher/PublicationGendai Jinbunsha
  • Misc infoin Fukui, A. (ed) Shikei to mukiau saiban-in no tameni (Lay-judges and the death penalty)

Saibanin wa shikei hanketsu wo tekisetsu ni okonaeruka? Shikei ni taisuru taido to chishiki (Can lay-judges make decisions on death penalty cases? Public attitudes and knowledge)

  • Author(s) Sato, M.
  • SubjectCourts, sentencing and attitudes to justice
  • Year2010
  • LocationJapan
  • Publisher/PublicationKikan Keiji Bengo (Quarterly Keiji Bengo) Vol. 62, pp. 121-125

Deliberative Survey on the Japanese Death Penalty System

  • Author(s) Sato, M.
  • SubjectCourts, sentencing and attitudes to justice
  • Year2009
  • LocationTemple University Japan
  • Publisher/PublicationInstitute for Contemporary Asian Studies, Temple University

Public opinion and the death penalty in Japan

  • Author(s) Sato, M.
  • SubjectCourts, sentencing and attitudes to justice
  • Year2008
  • LocationLondon
  • Publisher/PublicationOccasional Papers Series, Vol 4. London: Centre for Capital Punishment Studies

Shihou Rippou ha Yoron to Donoyouni Mukiau Bekika (Public Opinion: the Judiciary and the Legislature)

  • Author(s) Sato, M.
  • SubjectCourts, sentencing and attitudes to justice
  • Year2007
  • LocationTokyo
  • Publisher/PublicationHanzai to Hikou (Crime and Delinquency), pp. 156-178. Mirai Zaidan

Saiban-in Seido – Kokumin Sanka wa Ikani Arubekika (Saibanin System – the Participation of the Public)

  • Author(s) Sato, M.
  • SubjectCourts, sentencing and attitudes to justice
  • Year2007
  • LocationToyko
  • Publisher/PublicationTsumito Batsu (Crime and Punishment), Japan Criminal Policy Society
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