Crime in Japan pp 187-214 | Cite as

Biosocial Interactions

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


In the penultimate chapter, biosocial interactions are the focus. Very little research has been done directly on the biosocial approach in Japan, but studies from the fields of psychology and psychiatry on Japanese populations indicate promising future avenues in examining these interactions. Psychopathy and sexual offending are examined within the context of biosocial explanations. Specifically, studies have examined the applicability of findings on the brain and personality of psychopaths and sex offenders. Studies of sex offenders have evaluated the effectiveness of prison rehabilitation programmes, in particular, cognitive-behavioural therapy. The effectiveness of omega-3 supplements in reducing violence and offending is discussed, as Japan was found to have the comparatively highest seafood consumption and lowest homicide rate.


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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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