- The Kantoh Sociological Society
- The Annual Review of Sociology (ISSN:09194363)
- vol.2014, no.27, pp.25-36, 2014-09-10 (Released:2015-09-01)
This paper's two questions are: (1) How the discourse of Oya Minoru, who tried to establish crime victims as subjects of rights for the first time, constituted a way of thinking that connected the rights of crime victims to those of potential crime victims, and (2) how his discourse created a field of discourse around crime victim relief.Oya Minoru's discourse produced a field of discourse, in which, on the one hand, all civilians, as potential crime victims, were to be involved in the problems of crime victims, while, on the other hand, the people who had the right to receive crime victim relief were to be screened on an urgent basis. Finally, this discourse became the starting point for the discourse about crime victim relief and support that followed.