This up-to-date book examines the broad concepts of international criminology, and covers the Asian region in particular. Includes an examination of country- and region-specific attitudes toward crime and punishment.
The Handbook of Asian Criminology aims to be a key reference for international scholars with an interest in the broad theme of international criminology in general, and the Asian region in particular. Contextualization is a key theme in this book. The role of context is often underemphasized in international criminology, so the Handbook of Asian Criminology's premise that crime and the responses to it are best understood as deeply embedded in the cultural specificity of the environment which produces them will play a key role throughout the work. Attention will be given to country- and region specific attitudes towards crime and punishment.
Provides a comprehensive English-language reference work on crime across the countries of Asia, where existing books have a partial substantive or country bias, this will be a complete single-volume reference to crime and criminal justice in Asia
Provides detailed quantitative country level coverage of crime, victimization and corrections data: unique at the Asian regional level and very valuable for researchers
Highlights the socially and culturally contextualized nature of crime and responses to crime specific to the Asian region