Crime in Japan pp 107-132 | Cite as


  • Laura Bui
  • David P. Farrington
Part of the Palgrave Advances in Criminology and Criminal Justice in Asia book series (PACCJA)


This chapter focuses on young people, as social discourse has blamed them for the societal breakdown and the rise in crime in Japan. Attention to youth crime is important because of findings from developmental and life course criminology, which suggests that early prevention is important in stopping the development of persistent, serious offenders. We discuss the use of typologies as found in psychological studies in understanding serious, youth violence. The debate on the use of crime prevention is also explored.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Laura Bui
    • 1
  • David P. Farrington
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre for Criminology and Criminal JusticeUniversity of ManchesterManchesterUK
  2. 2.Institute of CriminologyUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeUK

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