Police Policy Research Center(PPRC)
Police Policy Research Center (PPRC) was established in May 1996, aiming to reseach police policy for modern and future Japanese society.
PPRC is making researches into measures to combat organaized crime, terrorism and other issues.
It facilitates exchange of knowledge between police and non-police academic researchers including university professors and other professionals in security field. PPRC also engages in information exchanges with foreign researchers, universities, and other institutes. PPRC's current research activities include:
PPRC is holding a couple of symposiums every year in cooperation with related institutes and foundations. Symposiums target latest public security measures then, inviting top-class researchers and practical experts in Japan and overseas.
Current Police Policy Forum
|2017 February||Countermeasures against the Progress of Globalization ～Focus on the Increase of Permanent-Resident Foreigners～|
|2016 November||The Current Status and the Future Concerning the Countermeasures for Violence against Women|
|October||Prospect and Issues about Social Rehabilitation of Gang Members ～Discuss the Weakening and Devastation of Gangs by the Promotion of Desertion and Employment～|
|March||The Risk and Measures concerning the Use of Smartphone in the Juvenile Generation ～Thinking about the Protection Measures for Juveniles in the Developing Environment of the internet～|
|2015 December||How to Tackle the Threat of Cyber Space|
|September||Countermeasures against the Changing Grobal Terrorism|
|March||Police Activities of Measures against Organized Crime using Concealment and Fabrication|
|2014 December||The ２０１４ AAPS Annual Conference|
|July||Anti-Drug Measures for Today and Tomorrow|
|February||Communication Strategy of the Police in Media Society;For the Cooperation with the Public towards Further Police Activities|
|2013 December||Current Situation and Countermeasure against Crimes by Elderly People|
|September||A New Development against Today's Cyber Threats;Expectations for Multi-Disciplinary Cooperation between Industry, Government and Academia|
|July||Future Public Safety and Reassurance-for the "World's Safest Country" in New Era|
|March||Freedom and Security in an ICT Society;Considering the Secrecy of Any Means of Communication|
|March||Measuring Against Family Violence|
|2012 November||Illegal Acceptance of Public Assistance-Analyzing and Measuring Against "Poverty Business"|
|February||Environmental Criminology Approachto Sustainable Community Safety|
|2011 December||Considering prevention of recidivism of sex offenders|
|November||Countermeasures against Violent Social Movements including Anti-globalization Movement|
|August||General Development of Crime Prevention Policies ~Lessons from Japanese Experience(PDF format:2,017KB)|
|2010 November||Threat for Freedom and Safe by the Globalization|
|October||International Symposium on Crime Reduction ~Anti-Crime Collaboration between Citizens, Communities, Governments, and Police(PDF format:311KB)|
|August||Ensuring the Safety of the APEC Meetings, Public Safety in the Era of Globalization|
|2009 November||Countermeasures against Boryokudan-gang Funding and Furikome Fraud, for the Maintenance of the Reliable Social and Economic System|
|July||Outcome of and Challenge from Building Safe Communities|
|January||Results of and Challenges in Fight against Street Crime and Boryokudan Gang|
|2008 November||Enhancing the Commitment of Various Actors to Crime Prevention|
|September||Countermeasures against Sex Offences Hereafter|
|March||Liberty and Security of civil Life ~Bridge between Theory and Practice on Public Safety|
|March||Co-existence with Foreigners and Public Safety|
|January||Multi-agency Partnership approach to Crime Prevention, As Countermeasures against Juvenile Delinquency|
2. Knowledge exchanges with Non-Police Researchers
PPRC personnel are collaborating with variety of non-police researchers for further police policy reserach.The latest researches include the research collaboration with Keio University Law School, one of the top schools in Japan, on policy issues in systematically balancing freedom and security as two different essential values in the information oriented society.
3. Lectures at Universities and Graduate Schools
In order to develop research and diffuse police policies, PPRC personnel are having lectures at top of universities and graduate schools in Japan. Scools where PPRC personnel are lecturing University of Tokyo Graduate School of Public Policy, Hitotsubashi the University Graduate School of International and Public Policy, Waseda University Law School, Chuo University Law School, Faculty of Urban Liberal Arts of Tokyo Metropolitan University, and Faculty of Law of Housei University.
4. International Academic Collaborating on Police Policy
PPRC joins variety of international academic conferences to spread police policy of Japan. PPRC is also working on broad information exchanges with top policy institutes all over the world, including Public Security Policy Research Center of Korean National Police Academy, L'Institut National des Hautes Etudes de Securite(INHES) of France,Le Centre D'Etudes et de Recherches sur la Police (CERP) de L'Universite de Toulouse l of France, and the Center for Security and Society of University of Freiburg, Germany.
- HANDS AND EYES OF THE POLICE(newly translated and issued in 2012)(PDF format:201KB)
- Annual Report "POLICE POLICY RESEARCH"
- International Symposium on Crime Reduction(October 5, 2010@Grand Arc Hanzomon Hotel)
~Anti-Crime Collaboration between Citizens, Communities, Governments and Police
"POLICE POLICY RESEARCH"(PDF format:311KB)
- General Development of Crime Prevention Policies(August 7, 2011@Kobe International Conference Center)
~Lesson from Japanese Experience
"POLICE POLICY RESEARCH"(PDF format:2,017KB)