The Resource Preventing crime in America and Japan : a comparative study, Robert Y. Thornton, with Katsuya Endo

Preventing crime in America and Japan : a comparative study, Robert Y. Thornton, with Katsuya Endo

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Preventing crime in America and Japan : a comparative study
Title
Preventing crime in America and Japan
Title remainder
a comparative study
Statement of responsibility
Robert Y. Thornton, with Katsuya Endo
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This in-depth comparative study is the product of a four-year cross-cultural examination of crime and delinquency prevention methods and strategies in America and Japan. The sister cities of Salem, Oregon, and Kawagoe, Saitama, are used as case studies. Among the topics studied are policing, citizen involvement, elementary and secondary education, the treatment of juvenile delinquency, controlling illicit drugs, and the penal and correctional systems. The significance of historical, ethnological, and cultural factors are considered in the comparison of the two societies
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DLC
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Thornton, Robert Y
Dewey number
364.4/0952/134
Index
index present
LC call number
HV7115.K38
LC item number
T46 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Endo, Katsuya
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Crime prevention
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Crime prevention
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
Label
Preventing crime in America and Japan : a comparative study, Robert Y. Thornton, with Katsuya Endo
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1. Introduction and Overview. What Is the Benefit of a Comparative Research Project? Are Crime Prevention Programs Cost-Effective? Definition of Crime Prevention -- Ch. 2. General Description of the Two Target Cities. Salem. Kawagoe -- Ch. 3. Crime Differences. Crime Rates. Incarceration Rates. Penal Sentences. Law Enforcement Profiles of Salem and Kawagoe -- Ch. 4. Factors Affecting the Crime Rate. Japanese Social Structure. Other Reasons behind Japan's Low Crime Rate. America -- The Comparison Is Obvious -- Ch. 5. The Police. The Role of the Police in Salem. The Role of the Police in Kawagoe. Comparisons between Salem and Kawagoe -- Ch. 6. Citizen Involvement. Salem. Kawagoe -- Ch. 7. Educational Systems. Preschool Education. Crime Prevention Instruction in Salem. The Educational System in Kawagoe. Meeting the Dropout Problem -- East and West. Teacher Support -- Ch. 8. Juvenile Courts and Services. Youth Behavior Problems. Salem. Kawagoe. Comparisons between Japan and America -- Ch. 9. Auxiliary Crime Prevention Services. Salem. Kawagoe -- Ch. 10. Penal and Correctional Institutions. Salem. Kawagoe. Helping Hands across the Pacific -- Ch. 11. Recidivism. Japan. America. Implications -- Ch. 12. Organizing Crime Prevention in Japan. National Federation. Public Education Campaigns. Traffic Safety. Comparing Crime Prevention in America and Japan -- Ch. 13. Problem Areas in Crime Prevention. Youth Gangs. Racial and Ethnic Minorities and Immigrant Groups. Organized Crime: Japan's Yakuza. Drugs and Crime in America. Drugs and Crime in Japan -- Ch. 14. Underlying Causes of Crime and Delinquency. Affluence and Crime. Japan in Transition. Youth and Crime. Youth Crime Assessments. Parental Responsibility. Environmental Factors. What Have We Learned? -- Ch. 15. Implications for the United States. What Is Needed. A Legislative Crime Prevention Package. Is America's "Get Tough" Strategy Working? A Final Word
Control code
ocm23649545
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 227 pages
Isbn
9780873327886
Lccn
91003511
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)23649545
Label
Preventing crime in America and Japan : a comparative study, Robert Y. Thornton, with Katsuya Endo
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1. Introduction and Overview. What Is the Benefit of a Comparative Research Project? Are Crime Prevention Programs Cost-Effective? Definition of Crime Prevention -- Ch. 2. General Description of the Two Target Cities. Salem. Kawagoe -- Ch. 3. Crime Differences. Crime Rates. Incarceration Rates. Penal Sentences. Law Enforcement Profiles of Salem and Kawagoe -- Ch. 4. Factors Affecting the Crime Rate. Japanese Social Structure. Other Reasons behind Japan's Low Crime Rate. America -- The Comparison Is Obvious -- Ch. 5. The Police. The Role of the Police in Salem. The Role of the Police in Kawagoe. Comparisons between Salem and Kawagoe -- Ch. 6. Citizen Involvement. Salem. Kawagoe -- Ch. 7. Educational Systems. Preschool Education. Crime Prevention Instruction in Salem. The Educational System in Kawagoe. Meeting the Dropout Problem -- East and West. Teacher Support -- Ch. 8. Juvenile Courts and Services. Youth Behavior Problems. Salem. Kawagoe. Comparisons between Japan and America -- Ch. 9. Auxiliary Crime Prevention Services. Salem. Kawagoe -- Ch. 10. Penal and Correctional Institutions. Salem. Kawagoe. Helping Hands across the Pacific -- Ch. 11. Recidivism. Japan. America. Implications -- Ch. 12. Organizing Crime Prevention in Japan. National Federation. Public Education Campaigns. Traffic Safety. Comparing Crime Prevention in America and Japan -- Ch. 13. Problem Areas in Crime Prevention. Youth Gangs. Racial and Ethnic Minorities and Immigrant Groups. Organized Crime: Japan's Yakuza. Drugs and Crime in America. Drugs and Crime in Japan -- Ch. 14. Underlying Causes of Crime and Delinquency. Affluence and Crime. Japan in Transition. Youth and Crime. Youth Crime Assessments. Parental Responsibility. Environmental Factors. What Have We Learned? -- Ch. 15. Implications for the United States. What Is Needed. A Legislative Crime Prevention Package. Is America's "Get Tough" Strategy Working? A Final Word
Control code
ocm23649545
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 227 pages
Isbn
9780873327886
Lccn
91003511
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)23649545

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