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Law Enforcement in Japan

Chinese diplomat leaves Japan amid spying claims

A diplomat in charge of economic affairs at the Chinese embassy in Tokyo has left Japan amid media reports he was spying and taking illegal consulting fees from a Japanese company.

Wednesday, 30 May, 2012, 12:00am

Hakuouki: Shinsengumi Kitan (anime)

Japanese 19th-century history gets an anime makeover in Hakuouki: Shinsengumi Kitan. The story revolves around the adventures of Yukimura Chizuru and the Shinsengumi - a special police force of the period.

The anime has the fictional heroine Yukimura interacting with actual Japanese historical characters of the Kondo Faction of the Shinsengumi.

4 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

100km trek helps rehabilitate young inmates

The young men have endured five months of physical and mental training. Like many other teams, they are now ready to conquer one of the city's most extreme challenges - the Oxfam Trailwalker - next week.

3 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Politics of peace

Toshiyuki Obora is an unlikely threat to society. Bespectacled and soft-spoken, the 47- year-old has spent much of his adult life working as a cook in a Tokyo school and preaching pacifism on his days off. In 2004, however, he was arrested by Japanese police, interrogated and held in detention for 75 days. 'I thought it would never end,' he said.

16 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Boat chases most dangerous work

A police internal risk analysis shows high-speed boat chases by marine officers are the most dangerous type of police work.

By evaluating the likelihood of injuries and their probable severity, the analysis also identified motorcycle patrols, responding to 999 calls and patrols in rural areas as more risky than other tasks.

27 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Shenzhen police jailed for detention centre beatings

Two Shenzhen police officers have been jailed for 10 years and at least 13 other people imprisoned over a deadly riot at a detention centre two years ago.

21 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Prisoners go back to school with volunteer teacher programme

A volunteer teacher programme for adult inmates has replaced the Correctional Services Department's evening courses that were suspended last month.

The new volunteer arrangement could help the government balance the budget by saving the $1 million a year needed to hire more than 30 part-time teachers for the evening classes previously held.

28 Apr 2004 - 12:00am

Extension of community service scheme applauded

Experts hope the move will lead to more humane treatment of prisoners

An innovative scheme that allows offenders to perform community service instead of languishing behind bars is being extended to more mainland cities and provinces.

30 Jul 2003 - 12:00am

Catholic Church to offer ex-inmates hope and a helping hand

The Catholic Church is to set up a group to help released prisoners rebuild their lives.

Deacon Peter Lo Woo-lui, spiritual director of the diocese's Lay Prison Evangelical Organisation, said he hoped expanded services could help more prisoners rehabilitate.

23 Sep 2002 - 12:00am

Young offenders studying harder

Young offenders are working harder behind bars to secure a better future upon their release, figures revealed yesterday suggest.

The pass rate among offenders in the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examinations was 56.5 per cent, the highest level for three years, the Correctional Services Department said.

16 Nov 2001 - 12:00am

Offenders' parents 'distant'

Most parents of juvenile prisoners have problems communicating with their children, a survey found yesterday.

The Correctional Services Department survey of 379 families of young offenders highlighted the importance of parent-child communication in rehabilitation.

Most of the subjects of the survey were aged between 16 and 18, with some only 14.

21 Aug 1999 - 12:00am

Volunteers lend support

The Hong Kong Auxiliary Police Force is a voluntary body whose members perform part-time duties as police officers in support of the regular force.

21 May 1999 - 12:00am

Complaint probe stalls

Officials say that they are unable to conduct further investigations into claims that 56 mainland over-stayers received humiliating treatment at Victoria Prison last month.

7 May 1999 - 12:00am

Psychological treatment programme for sex offenders

Sex offenders will receive psychological treatment under a new programme due to start in September, officials said yesterday.

Under the scheme all sex offenders would undergo a 14-day assessment period to determine what problems they faced and to seek solutions, said Judy Hui Shuk-han, a Correctional Services Department clinical psychologist.

2 May 1998 - 12:00am

Electronic tags for young offenders studied

Electronic tagging of young offenders is being studied as a possible way of reducing the number who get into trouble again.

The Federation of Youth Groups said custodial sentences stigmatise young offenders and do little to change antisocial behaviour.

16 Mar 1998 - 12:00am