Crime in Japan pp 215-223 | Cite as


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


The last chapter reviews the previous explanations for crime in Japan, and based on these, high-quality research is needed to replicate results that previous studies, in and outside of Japan, have produced, and to evaluate the effectiveness of interventions. As the purposes are to replicate and evaluate, a scientific approach would be useful to gain more certainty about the following: what findings are most relevant to Japanese crime and criminal justice; how these findings are connected to the broader social and global context; and what forms of crime prevention are needed and are most effective.


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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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