Crime in Japan

Paradise Lost?

  • Dag Leonardsen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Dag Leonardsen
    Pages 1-14
  3. Dag Leonardsen
    Pages 68-105
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 197-248

About this book


Japan is often described as an inclusive society, and yet the media reports record highs in crime and suicide figures. This book examines criminal justice in Japan, and questions whether Japan really is facing social malaise, or if the media are simply creating a 'moral panic'.


crime criminal justice Moral social problems

Authors and affiliations

  • Dag Leonardsen
    • 1
  1. 1.Lillehammer University CollegeNorway

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