Crime and justice in contemporary Japan /

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Imprint:Cham : Springer, [2018]
Description:1 online resource
Series:Springer series on Asian criminology and criminal justice research
Springer series on Asian criminology and criminal justice research.
Subject:Criminal justice, Administration of -- Japan.
Criminology -- Japan.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Criminology.
Criminal justice, Administration of.
Criminal justice.
Criminal law.
Electronic books.
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Other authors / contributors:Liu, Jianhong, 1954- editor.
Miyazawa, Setsuo, 1947- editor.
Digital file characteristics:text file PDF
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed January 3, 2018).
Summary:This book provides an important overview of key criminology and criminal justice concerns in Japan. It highlights similarities between the practice of criminology research in Japan, as well as important differences, with other areas of Asia and with the West. In previous decades, Japan attracted international attention as the only industrialized country where the crime rate declined along with a rise in urbanization and economic development. Currently, Japan still enjoys a declining crime rate (the lowest among major industrialized countries) and a study of criminal justice practices in Japan may provide important insights for other regions. Japan also experiences important contemporary challenges which are shared by other regions: 1. Japan has the highest proportion of people over the age of 60 in the world. For criminology, this means key challenges in the victimization of older people, as well as the challenges of an aging prison population. 2. Besides the United States, Japan is the only developed country that still practices capital punishment, and its rate has been on the rise in the past 20 years. 3. Japan has also introduced new reforms in its law practice, including the introduction of new trial formats. The research in this book provides a helpful overview for scholars interested in criminology and criminal justice in Japan to understand the key issues of concern, and present a framework for future research needs. It will be of interest to researchers in criminology and criminal justice, international studies, Asian Studies, sociology, and political science.--
Other form:Print version: Crime and justice in contemporary Japan. Cham : Springer, [2018] 3319693581 9783319693583
Standard no.:10.1007/978-3-319-69359-0