Crime in Asia: Toward a Better Future

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    Abstract

    There are two fundamental ways to reduce crime: fix crime prevention weaknesses or build on crime prevention strengths. Three crime prevention strengths that have delivered most Asian societies comparatively low and falling levels of violence are considered: (1) war reduction as a path to reduction of common criminal violence; (2) comparatively low levels of inequality; (3) comparatively low ratios of stigmatizing to reintegrative social control that respects human dignity. Transformative justice that addresses the root causes of wars, reduces inequalities of wealth and power, and empowers communities to do their own restorative justice are paths considered for building a nonviolent Asian future.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)65-75
    JournalAsian Journal of Criminology
    Volume9
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

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