Comparative Criminology in Asia

  • Jianhong Liu
  • Max Travers
  • Lennon Y.C. Chang

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Jianhong Liu, Max Travers, Lennon Y. C. Chang
    Pages 1-10
  3. Why Compare? Asian Countries, the West and Comparative Criminology

  4. Quantitative Comparisons

  5. Interpretive Questions

  6. Making Comparisons

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-133
    2. Lennon Y. C. Chang
      Pages 135-148
    3. Arinori Kawamura
      Pages 149-164
    4. Jianhong Liu, Max Travers, Lennon Y. C. Chang
      Pages 185-201
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 203-206

About this book


This edited volume presents the diversity of comparative criminology research in Asia, and the complex theoretical and methodological issues involved in conducting comparative research. With contributors both from the West and the East exploring these questions, the Editors have created a balanced resource, as well as set an agenda for future research.

The increasing pace of globalization means that researchers should be armed with an understanding of how criminal justice systems work across the world. In the past, comparative research largely compared Western countries to each other, or involved researchers from a Western perspective examining an Asian country, with models and theories developed in the West considered to have universal applications. This work aims to correct that gap, by providing a critical examination of comparative research, presenting quantitative and qualitative research data, and asking new questions that challenge prevailing research norms and p

rovide an agenda for future research. This work will be of interest for researchers across the field of Criminology, particularly those with an interest in International and Comparative Research, research on or about Asia, and related disciplines such as Sociology, Demography, and Social Policy.


International and Comparative Criminology Asian Criminology Criminal Justice in Asia Quantitative Criminology Restorative Justice Cybercrime Gender and Criminal Justice Capital Punishment Policing

Editors and affiliations

  • Jianhong Liu
    • 1
  • Max Travers
    • 2
  • Lennon Y.C. Chang
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of SociologyUniversity of MacauTaipa, MacauChina
  2. 2.School of Social SciencesUniversity of TasmaniaHobartAustralia
  3. 3.School of Social SciencesMonash UniversityClaytonAustralia

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Law and Criminology
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-54941-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-54942-2
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