Master of Arts in Criminal Justice
First Committee Member
Hong Lu, Chair
Second Committee Member
Terance D. Meithe
Third Committee Member
Graduate Faculty Representative
Number of Pages
The Japanese juvenile justice system has been widely regarded as operating based on the principles of reintegrative shaming. Reintegrative shaming, as opposed to a stigmatizing form of shaming, communicates disapproval of wrongdoing with respect, and emphasizes rehabilitation, reintegration, and restoration. Central to reintegrative shaming at the initial contact point of the criminal justice system in Japan are apology and diversion by the local police. Citing juvenile delinquency cases reported in a major national newspaper in Japan, this study analyzes to what extent the community reacted to the delinquency upon its commission. This analysis helps clarify the juvenile justice process in Japan, and shed light on the theory and practice of reintegrative shaming.
Japan; Juvenile delinquency; Juvenile delinquents — Rehabilitation; Juvenile delinquents — Rehabilitation – Social aspects; Punishment; Reintegrative shaming; Restorative justice
Criminology | Criminology and Criminal Justice | Social Control, Law, Crime, and Deviance
Sakiyama, Mari, "Reintegrative shaming and juvenile delinquency in Japan" (2011). UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones. 995.