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NCJ Number: 156980 Find in a Library
Title: Juvenile Delinquency in Japan: Why Is It So Low?
Journal: Chronicle  Volume:4  Issue:1  Dated:(Summer 1995)  Pages:29-33
Author(s): T Fujimoto
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 5
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: The rate of juvenile delinquency has been historically low in Japan, compared to other western countries, and this article explains contributing factors.
Abstract: The following factors are cited as influencing juvenile delinquency in Japan: highly law-abiding citizens, excellent economic performance, low unemployment rate, high educational standards, informal social control in local communities, geographic conditions of the country as an island nation, highly cooperative spirit of citizens, strict control by law enforcement authorities, and efficient police investigations. These factors are evaluated according to four broad categories: socioeconomic, legal and administrative, cultural, and demographic and geographic factors. 18 references
Main Term(s): Foreign juvenile delinquency
Index Term(s): Crime in foreign countries; Cultural influences; Economic analysis of crime; Japan; Juvenile delinquency factors; Juvenile delinquency prevention; Juvenile delinquents; Social control
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