Preventing Crime in America and Japan: A Comparative Study
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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