Crime in Japan: A Psychological Perspective, 1st Edition

  • Laura Bui
  • David P. Farrington
  • Published By: Palgrave MacMillan
  • ISBN-10: 3030140970
  • ISBN-13: 9783030140977
  • DDC: 364.095
  • 232 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released January 2021
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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This book reviews research on psychology and crime in Japan and compares the findings with similar research conducted in Western industrialized countries. It examines explanations for crime and antisocial behavior 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 characterized by low crime and little antisocial behavior. This original project is the most up-to-date work on crime in Japan and advances the important field of psychological criminology. It examines crime in Japan from a psychological perspective for the first time, and provides the most up-to-date text on crime in Japan and incorporates a comparative and interdisciplinary angle. Written by leading authors in this field.