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Palgrave Advances in Criminology and Criminal Justice in Asia

Crime in Japan

A Psychological Perspective

Authors: Bui, Laura, Farrington, David P.

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  • Examines crime in Japan from a psychological perspective for the first time
  • Provides the most up-to-date text on crime in Japan and incorporates a comparative and interdisciplinary angle
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This book reviews research on psychology and crime in Japan, and compares the findings with similar research conducted in Western industrialised countries. It examines explanations for crime and antisocial behaviour in Japan using research and theories from a psychological perspective.  Topics covered include cultural explanations, developmental and life-course criminology, family violence and family risk factors, youth crime and early prevention, school factors and bullying, mental disorders, biosocial factors, psychopathy and sexual offending. In some parts, it challenges and refines the prevailing belief that Japan is a society characterised by low crime and little antisocial behaviour. This original project is the most up-to-date work on crime in Japan, and advances the important field of psychological criminology.

About the authors

Laura Bui is Lecturer in Criminology at the School of Law, Manchester University. She received her doctorate in criminology at the Institute of Criminology, Cambridge University. She has conducted research on youth crime in Japan and has published several empirical studies on the topic. She has also designed and taught modules on comparative criminal justice and psychological criminology. 

David P. Farrington, O.B.E., is Emeritus Professor of Psychological Criminology at the Institute of Criminology, Cambridge University. He received his doctorate in experimental psychology from Cambridge University and his major research interest is in developmental criminology. In addition to over 650 published journal articles and nearly 100 books on criminological and psychological topics, he has published 96 books, monographs, and government publications. He has published several empirical studies on risk factors and criminal careers in Japan. 

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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eBook $69.99
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Crime in Japan
Book Subtitle
A Psychological Perspective
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Advances in Criminology and Criminal Justice in Asia
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-14097-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-14097-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-14096-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 232
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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