Crime In Japan: Paradise Lost?

Hardcover | May 15, 2010

byDag Leonardsen

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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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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'. 

DAG LEONARDSEN is Professor of Sociology in the Faculty of Health and Social Studies, Lillehammer University College, Norway. His main areas of research are within crime in Japan, welfare sociology, political analysis and social impact assessment. He is the author of Japan as a Low-Crime Nation (Palgrave).

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 8.72 × 5.75 × 0.76 inPublished:May 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230235549

ISBN - 13:9780230235540

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Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgements
Japan Quo Vadis?
Reacting to and Tackling Social Problems: Moral Panic and Perseverance
Economic, Social and Cultural Changes 1990-2005
Crime in Japan 1990 Mid-2000s
The Authoritative Interpretation of the Crime Situation
Social Withdrawal? Self Destruction and Social Phobia in Modern Day Japan
Depression of Mind Through Suppression of Crime?
References