Hiroshi Fukurai

DivisionSocial Sciences Division
DepartmentSociology Department
AffiliationsEast Asian Studies,
Legal Studies
Web Site Hiroshi Fukurai Website
Office337 College Eight
Office HoursTuesdays 2:00 - 5:00 pm, and by appointment
Campus Mail StopCollege Eight Faculty Services
Mail1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA
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Research Interests

Law, Jury, Crime, & Justice:
Global jury systems, Saiban-in saiban (Lay assessor trial in Japan), International law, Sociology of law, Democratic theories, Law and Politics in Japan and East Asia

Advanced Quantitative Methods:
GLM and Covariance Structural Analysis, Survey and Field Research Methods

Biography, Education and Training

Certificate in Metallurgical Engineering, National College of Technology, Miyagi, Japan
B.A., California State University, Fullerton
M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Riverside

Selected Publications

Race in the Jury Box: Affirmative Action in Jury Selection, 2003, SUNY Press (with Richard Krooth).

Anatomy of the McMartin Child Molestation Case. 2001, University Press of America (with Edgar W. Butler, Jo-Ellan Huebner-Dimitrius, Richard Krooth), translated into Japanese in 2004 by the Japanese Society for Law and Psychology Library (Makuma-chin Saiban no Shinso, Kitaoji Shobo, eds. by Hideo Niwayama & Kaoru Kurusawa).

Race and the Jury: Racial Disenfranchisement and the Search for Justice. 1993, Plenum Publishing Corporation (with Edgar W. Butler and Richard Krooth), won the 1994 Human Rights Book Award by Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights in North America.

Common Destiny: Japan and the United States in the Global Age. 1990, McFarland & Company, Inc. (with Richard Krooth).

"Reemergence of Japan’s Direct Deliberative Democracy: The Introduction of the Petit Quasi-Jury (Saiban-in or Lay Assessor) and Grand Jury (Kensatsu Shinsakai or Prosecutorial Review Commission) Systems," Chicago-Kent Law Review, 2011, forthcoming

The Resurgence of Lay Adjudicatory Systems, Asian-Pacific Law and Policy Journal, University of Hawaii, William S. Richardson School of Law (Volume 12, Issue 1, 2010) (with Setsuo Miyazawa, Kay-Wah Chan).

• Introduction to the Special Issue: The Future of Lay Adjudication and Theorizing Today’s Resurgence of Civic and Legal Participatory Systems in East and Central Asia, International Journal of Law, Crime and Justice (Volume 38, Number 4, December 2010) (with Setsuo Miyazawa, Kay-Wah Chan).

Courses Taught

SOCY/LGST 128I – Race and Criminal Justice
SOCY 204 – Quantitative Analysis
SOCY 257 – Colonialism, International Law