Department of Sociology (SOC)
Public Policy Center (PPC)
B.A. in Mathematics, Bethel College, St. Paul, Minnesota, 1983.
M.A. in Sociology, University of Chicago, 1989.
PhD in Jurisprudence and Social Policy, UC-Berkeley, 1996.
Fellowship, Program on US-Japan Relations, Harvard University, 1996-97.
I do research in law & society, criminology, and capital punishment. My books include:
"The Japanese Way Of Justice: Prosecuting Crime in Japan" (Oxford University Press, 2002). Received awards from American Society of Criminology and American Sociological Association.
"The Next Frontier: National Development, Political Change, and the Death Penalty in Asia" (Oxford University Press, 2009, with Franklin Zimring). Received honorable mention from American Society of Criminology.
"Koritsu Suru Nihon no Shikei" [Japan's Isolated Death Penalty] (Gendai Jinbunsha, 2012, with Maiko Tagusari).
I like books, bread, and dogs.
Law & society, criminology, sociology, and Japanese studies.
Read good books. One good book is "Eating Animals" by Jonathan Safran Foer (2009), which observes that 63 percent of U.S. households own a pet, and 10 billion land animals are slaughtered for food every year in America.