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Crime in Japan

A Psychological Perspective

  • Laura Bui
  • David P. Farrington

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Laura Bui, David P. Farrington
    Pages 1-22
  3. Laura Bui, David P. Farrington
    Pages 23-49
  4. Laura Bui, David P. Farrington
    Pages 51-69
  5. Laura Bui, David P. Farrington
    Pages 71-105
  6. Laura Bui, David P. Farrington
    Pages 107-132
  7. Laura Bui, David P. Farrington
    Pages 133-157
  8. Laura Bui, David P. Farrington
    Pages 159-186
  9. Laura Bui, David P. Farrington
    Pages 187-214
  10. Laura Bui, David P. Farrington
    Pages 215-223
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 225-274

About this book

Introduction

This book examines different aspects of crime and deviance in Japan using research and theories from psychological criminology. Dominant research literature often stereotypically claims that Japan has low crime compared to Western industrialised countries because its citizens are group-oriented, its social institutions benevolent and organised, and its public spaces are spotless and efficient. Bui and Farrington however found that there is a higher level of violence among young Japanese males compared to that among young American males. The authors use psychological criminology to investigate this claim and present what is known about crime and antisocial behaviour in Japan from a psychological perspective (e.g. mental disorders, brain dysfunction, and family criminality) and explain how this fits into the broader understanding of crime at the individual level. This original project is the most up-to-date work on crime in Japan and progresses the important, and underdeveloped, field of criminal psychology. 

Keywords

Japan Criminology Criminal Justice Delinquency Youth Crime Psychology Crime rate Risk factor Family Offender Antisocial behaviour Mental health violence

Authors and affiliations

  • Laura Bui
    • 1
  • David P. Farrington
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre for Criminology and Criminal JusticeUniversity of ManchesterManchesterUK
  2. 2.Institute of CriminologyUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-14097-7
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Law and Criminology
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-14096-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-14097-7
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