Miyuki Arimoto, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Office Hours Summer 2019: 

By Appointment

Location: Maaske Hall 205


Dr. Miyuki has worked with the Japanese Bar Association in an effort to bring back a jury system that became dormant during WWII. Although it was not ultimately a success, they were able to successfully convince the government to have citizens involved in the court system (Saiban-in system) since 2009.

Her research focus has been juvenile corrections.  She traveled many states to observe “Teen Court” which offers a second chance for those who made a mistake and tries to find the best way to handle juvenile offenders outside of the system.  In recent years, she started to include serious offenders in her scope to send them back to society as productive citizens.


Vamadevan, Miyuki. 2007. “Student Lifestyle, the Level of Substance Use, and Victimization:
Routine Activity Approach” Law and Politics, Kwansei Gakuin University Press
Vamadevan, Miyuki. 2003. “A Teen Court in the United States,” in Criminal Justice, Ikuzo
Maeno (ed). Houritsu-Bunka Publications

Arimoto, Miyuki. 2000. “Europe’s New Jury Systems: The Cases of Spain and Russia,” Journal
of Judicial Reform in Japan. Translation of the article originally written by Stephen C.
Thaman into Japanese. Gendai-Jinbun Publisher

Arimoto, Miyuki. 1999. “Teen Court in Fort Worth,” Chapter 4, Teen Court– -Juveniles Leads
their Peers to the Right Track, Naoya Yamaguchi (ed.). Gendai-Jinbun Publisher
(December) pp.129-142. Reprinted, in part, in Gendai Shakai (Modern Society,”
Shimizu-Shoin Publisher, 2006.

Arimoto, Miyuki. 1999. “A Diversion Program in the U.S.A.– -Teen Court and the Possibility of
its Introduction in Japan,” Comparative Law Journal, Chuo University Press