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Family

  • Laura Bui
  • David P. Farrington
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Part of the Palgrave Advances in Criminology and Criminal Justice in Asia book series (PACCJA)

Abstract

This chapter delves into family explanations, starting with types of family violence—filial violence, intimate partner violence, child maltreatment, filicide and elderly abuse—and then family risk factors for later offending. There are six types of family risk factors that have been identified, and we look at the relevance of these in light of the findings from Japan. One type of risk factor that has not been studied in Japan is family criminality, or the intergenerational transmission of crime. A primary challenge in effectively addressing family violence is societal perceptions of the family and women.

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

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