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Social Problems in Asia (SOCG 218): Week 3

Crime and Juvenile Delinquency

The following articles are an introduction to the different ways sociologists analyze social problems using different approaches namely quantitative, qualitative, functionalist, social constructionist and institutional analysis.


1. Loseke, Donileen R. et al. 2005. Current Controversies on Family Violence. Second edition. Sage. Chapter 3: Through a Sociological Lens: The Complexities of Family Violence. 

2. Nicole W. T. Cheung and Yuet W. Cheung. 2008. Self-Control, Social Factors, and Delinquency: A Test of the General Theory of Crime among Adolescents in Hong Kong.” Journal of Youth Adolescence 37:412–430.

3. Braithwaite, John. 2011. “Anomie and Violence in Indonesia and Timor-Leste, 1997-2009.” Asian Criminology 6: 51-68.

4. Yamamoto, R. 2007. "Constructing Collective Offenderhood: The Foreign Criminality Discourse in Contemporary Japan" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, TBA, New York, New York City. 

5. Tam, Waikeung. 2011. “Organizational Corruption by Public Hospitals in China.” Crime Law Social Change 56:265-282.

6. Johnson, David T. 2010. “Asia’s Declining Death Penalty.” Journal of Asian Studies 69(2): 337-346.

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