Potential Risk and Promotive Factors for Serious Delinquency in Japanese Female Youth

Bui, Laura and Farrington, D.P. and Ueda, M. (2015) Potential Risk and Promotive Factors for Serious Delinquency in Japanese Female Youth. International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice, 40 (3). pp. 209-224. ISSN 0192-4036 (Accepted for Publication)

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Abstract

In Japan, concerns toward contemporary youth offending and violence have resulted in multiple changes in the treatment of youth. These changes are the result of negative societal perceptions of youth following a string of violent youth-on-youth murders and media sensationalizing juvenile crimes. Compared to what is known about male criminality, very little is known about female criminality, particularly about important risk and promotive factors for delinquency. Using the risk factor prevention paradigm, the study investigates potential risk and promotive factors for delinquency in 219 Osaka female youths, aged 15–18. The findings show that the strongest risk factors were high risk-taking and having troubled peers, whereas having a nonworking mother had promotive effects. Females were also compared to males, and the only significantly different factor was having a nonworking mother.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information and Comments: This is an Author's Accepted Manuscript of an article published in Bui, Laura and Farrington, D.P. and Ueda, M. (2015) Potential Risk and Promotive Factors for Serious Delinquency in Japanese Female Youth. International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice, 40 (3). pp. 209-224., available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01924036.2015.1113188?journalCode=rcac20
Keywords: Japan, risk factors, delinquency, females, gender discrepancy, promotive factors
Faculty / Department: Faculty of Arts & Humanities > Social Science
Depositing User: Andrew Taylor
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2017 15:58
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2017 15:58
URI: http://hira.hope.ac.uk/id/eprint/1921

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