The Asian Criminological Paradigm and How It Links Global North and South: Combining an Extended Conceptual Tool box from the North with Innovative Asian Contexts

  • Jianhong Liu


This chapter reviews the development of Asian criminology under the framework of the Asian Criminological Paradigm (Liu, Asian Journal of Criminology, 4(1), 1–9, 2009). I primarily review the conceptual and theoretical developments, to suggest strategies that can contribute to the task of bridging the gap between global North and South. Asian criminology has expanded the theoretical tool box originally developed in the global North through the strategies of transportation of theories, elaboration of theories, and proposing new concepts and theories based on the empirical grounds of Asian contexts.


Asian criminology Global North Southern criminology Comparative criminology Non-Western Criminology theory 


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  • Jianhong Liu
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  1. 1.University of MacauZhuhai ShiChina

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