Japan as a Low-Crime Nation by Dag Leonardsen
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Japan as a Low-Crime Nation
By Dag Leonardsen

Japan as a Low-Crime Nation

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Japan as a Low-Crime Nation by Dag Leonardsen

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Criminologists have despaired that modernization and crime are inseparable. The more modern we become, the more criminal. Japan has long been seen as an exception to the rule. The reasons for this, however, have not been well understood. In this book, the independent value of culture is explored to reveal new insights. The author finds that while it remains the case that crime reduction may come at some cost to individual autonomy, the 'West' can learn from Japan to reduce the social harm of too much freedom. Instead of endless crime prevention programs through 'social engineering', policy makers could pay more attention to sociological insights concerning responsibility, obligations and collective identities.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781403941114
ISBN-10: 1403941114
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x 17mm)
Pages: 242
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Publish Date: 20-Aug-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Crime in Japan by Dag Leonardsen Crime in Japan, Hardback (April 2010)

Japan is often described as an inclusive society, and yet the media reports record highs in crime and suicide figures. This book examines criminal justice in Japan, and questions whether Japan really is facing social malaise, or if the media are simply creating a 'moral panic'.

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Author Biography - Dag Leonardsen

DAG LEONARDSEN is Professor of Sociology in the Faculty of Health and Social Studies, Lillehammer University College, Norway. He is the author of numerous articles in Norwegian and has contributed to the New Zealand and Australian Journal of Criminology. His main areas of research are within welfare sociology, political analysis and social impact assessment.

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