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NCJ Number: 43858 Find in a Library
Title: MANIFESTATIONS AND TENDENCIES OF CRIME IN JAPAN
Journal: MONATSSCHRIFT FUER KRIMINOLOGIE UND STRAFRECHTSREFORM  Volume:60  Issue:1  Dated:(FEBRUARY 1977)  Pages:1-15
Author(s): K MIYAZAWA
Corporate Author: Carl Heymanns Verlag
Germany (Unified)
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 15
Sponsoring Agency: Carl Heymanns Verlag
5 Cologne 1, Germany United
Type: Statistics
Format: Article
Language: German
Country: West Germany (Former)
Annotation: THE ARTICLE PROVIDES A COMPREHENSIVE OVERVIEW OF THE PHENOMENA AND TENDENCIES OF CRIME DEVELOPMENT IN JAPAN, PARTICULARLY DURING THE POST WAR PERIOD.
Abstract: DURING THE LAST FEW YEARS (UP UNTIL 1974) CRIME RATES HAVE SHOWN A REMARKABLE STABILITY, AND EVEN DECLINING TENDENCIES. DATA ARE PRESENTED ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF TRAFFIC OFFENSES, CRIMES AGAINST PROPERTY, CRIMES OF VIOLENCE, DRUG CRIMES, AND ASPECTS OF JUVENILE DELINQUENCY. A SERIES OF INFLUENCING FACTORS IS DISCUSSED: ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT; RISING STANDARDS OF EDUCATION; STRICT CONTROL OF WEAPON POSSESSION (AS A CHECK ON VIOLENCE); THE FACT THAT JAPAN IS MADE UP OF ISLANDS (AS A CHECK ON DRUG IMPORTS); AND CLOSE COOPERATION BETWEEN POLICE AND THE PUBLIC. THE INFLUENCE OF MARKED HIERARCHIES WITHIN FAMILY AND SOCIETY AND OF THE VERTICAL SOCIAL STRUCTURES IN GENERAL ARE VERY APPARENT. SYSTEMS OF PRIMARY AND INFORMAL SOCIAL CONTROL ARE VIEWED AS STILL BEING VERY EFFICIENT IN JAPAN. --IN GERMAN. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED)
Index Term(s): Crime Rate; Japan; Juvenile delinquency factors; Juvenile delinquency prevention; Juvenile offender statistics
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