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Social Capital, Rehabilitation, Tradition: Support for Restorative Justice in Japan and Australia

Huang, Hsiao-Fen; Braithwaite, Valerie; Tsutomi, Hiroshi; Hosoi, Yoko; Braithwaite, John


This paper investigates the attitudes and beliefs that the public hold about criminal behaviour in Japanese and Australian society, with a view to uncovering sources of resistance to, and support for, restorative justice. The study draws on a survey of 1,544 respondents from Japan and 1,967 respondents from Australia. In both societies, restorative justice met with greater acceptance among those who were (1) strong in social capital, (2) believed in offender reintegration and rehabilitation,...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Asian Journal of Criminology
DOI: 10.1007/s11417-011-9111-1
Access Rights: Open Access


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