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Reflecting on comparison: A view from Asia


Liu, J and Travers, M and Chang, LYC, Reflecting on comparison: A view from Asia, Comparative Criminology in Asia, Springer International Publishing AG, J Liu, M Travers and LYC Chang (ed), Switzerland, pp. 185-201. ISBN 9783319549415 (2017) [Research Book Chapter]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/978-3-319-54942-2_13


This chapter reflects on themes developed in Comparative Criminology in Asia. It considers the practical and political character of asking comparative questions, and the theoretical traditions that inform comparative research. The chapter also summarizes a study by Setsuo Miyawaza that examines the reception of Asian research in mainstream Western criminology journals. This indicates that research about relatively few Asian countries, particularly China, reaches an audience in Western countries. The chapter ends with some optimistic thoughts on how Asian criminology might develop theories that recognize and address distinctive values, institutions, and practices in Asian countries.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:Comparative criminology, comparative research, Asian studies
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Criminology
Research Field:Criminological theories
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Justice and the law
Objective Field:Criminal justice
UTAS Author:Travers, M (Associate Professor Max Travers)
ID Code:120995
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2017-09-06
Last Modified:2018-04-13

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