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Chikao Uranaka
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Chikao Uranaka ShortBio:

He had got a Ph.D. (Docteur en Science Politique) from Universié Toulouse I Capitole (France) in 2009. Under the question of why Japan has fewer crimes than other developed countries, he chosen" Police et contrôle social au Japon" as the theme for his thesis. Influenced by Weber's theory "the monopoly of the legitimate use of physical force", he analyzed Japan's police system and social control through political, sociological and historical approaches.

After getting a Ph.D, he became a postdoctoral researcher at CERP (Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches sur la Police) Université Toulouse I Capitole (2009-2011). He was hired by the Faculty of Law, Kyoto Sangyo University in 2012. Currently, his research interests are political, social and police relations. With the rapid development of SNS and IT, the relationship between a State and its citizens is changing drastically. He is studying the impact of this change on police activities and citizens.


URANAKA Chikao (2023),Queles leçons tires de l'état d'urgence en cas de terrorisme et d'épidemie de coronavirus en France ? Security Science Review, Vol. XXV, pp.169-193.

URANAKA Chikao, KUBO Hideo (2023), Progress report of ORA Program-related research activities, Criminal Justice and Policing No.9 pp.3-6.

KIM Ko-Un, URANAKA Chikao (2020), Report on the impact of police legitimacy on job satisfaction of police organizations and individuals-Survey form students (Promoted to Inspector) in the National Police Academy, Criminal Justice and Policing No.7 pp.9-42.

URANAKA Chikao (2015), « Information, pouvoir et légitimité : les relations entre la politique, la police, le public et la presse », Sandai Law Review, Vol 48 No 12, pp.39-64.

URANAKA Chikao (2014), « L'avenir d'études sur la police au point de vue de la méthode française », Security Science review vol.XVI, pp.77-99.

URANAKA Chikao, CUSSON Maurice (2012), Japon:homicides, sucides et contrôles sociaux, Revue internationale de Criminologie et de police technique et scientifique,Vol.LXV, pp.210-225.

URANAKA Chikao (2010), « Police et contrôle social au Japon », L'Harmattan, Paris.

Supporting Institutions

HWR Berlin
Robert Gordon University
University of Dundee
Cergy Paris
Universit  de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines
University of Strathclyde
Kyoto University
Universit  du Qu bec   Trois-Rivi res
Goethe University