Creating ''Problem Kids'' : Juvenile Crime in Japan and Revisions to the Juvenile Act

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Both at home and abroad, there is the impression that Japan is being flooded by a wave of youth crime. The related fears in November have led to the first comprehensive reforms of juvenile justice and juvenile law in Japan for over 50 years. The changes, which mainly concern the role and procedure of the family courts, can be summarized in three headings
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)153-188
Number of pages36
JournalZeitschrift fuer Japanisches Recht
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes


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