Special Forum: Dynamics of Japan’s Ageing Prison population
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[Recorded 12th October 2016] Adults over 60 are the fastest growing age group in Japanese prisons, and unlike other countries many offenders commit crimes as older adults. The problems of the aging prison population and ex-offender recidivism are increasing, but few studies have been able to explore the whole story. This forum brings together scholars from gerontology, history, demographic statistics and anthropology to examine the context of Japan's aging population, the factors contributing to elder crime, the meaning of incarceration in Japanese society, and the ways communities try to meet the challenge of reintegration after release.
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