Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2023Year School/Graduate School Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (Professional degree course) Division of Law School Program for Law Practice Professionals
Lecture Code PA304101 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 刑事訴訟法1
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Semiar of Criminal Procedure I
ホッタ ヒサノリ
Campus Higashi-Senda Semester/Term 2nd-Year,  First Semester,  First Semester
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1st) Thur1-2,Thur5-6
Lesson Style Lecture/Seminar Lesson Style
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This course is conducted in a lecture format and a seminar format. 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 6 : Graduate Advanced
Course Area(Area) 24 : Social Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 01 : Law
Eligible Students
Keywords criminal procedure, investigation 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Criterion referenced
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
【Class Objectives】
Students who will successfully complete this course will be able to
1) explain important basic concepts concerning the criminal procedure law to others persuasively.
2) explain interpretive issues concerning the criminal procedure law to others persuasively.
3) find issues in specific cases.
4) suggest appropriate solution to issues.
【Class Outline】
I will lecture about basic issues concerning the criminal procedure law in Japan. I will focus on investigation in this course. In this course, students will consider specific cases concerning issues of criminal procedure law. 
Class Schedule 1. General statement
2. Investigation 1
3. Investigation 2
4. Investigation 3
5. Investigation 4
6. Investigation 5
7. Investigation 6
8. Review
9. Guidance
10. Issues concerning beginning of investigation
11. Issues concerning distinction between arbitrary investigation and compulsory investigation
12. Issues concerning arrest and detention
13. Issues concerning seizure with warrant
14. Issues concerning seizure without warrant
15. Issues concerning rights to consult with a lawyer 
Textbook: Takashi Uto, et al., "Criminal Procedure Law ( 2nd ed.)", ( Yuhikaku, 2018 )
I will explain in detail in the first class. 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) Handouts 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
I will explain in detail in the first class. 
Grading Method Midterm examination: 45% Term-end examination: 45%
Discussion in the class: 10% 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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