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Future of youth justice in Japan

journal contribution
posted on 22.09.2020, 00:00 by Masahiro SuzukiMasahiro Suzuki, K Takeuchi
Japanese youth justice has experienced several reforms to date. Currently, a radical revision is under consideration: to lower the age of criminal majority from 20 to 18 years. Japanese scholars and practitioners have since been engaged in debates over this proposal. Drawing on existing empirical research on youth offending and juvenile justice, the purpose of this article is to advance a critical analysis on (in)appropriateness of lowering the age of criminal majority. By focusing on its potential consequences, we also discuss what the future of youth justice in Japan would look like. We conclude with offering research implications.

History

Start Page

1

End Page

16

Number of Pages

16

eISSN

1747-6283

ISSN

1473-2254

Publisher

Sage

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Youth Justice