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  • By: Amy J. Benavides, Amy J. Benavides & Amy J. Benavides
  • In: Encyclopedia of Crime and Punishment
  • Edited by: David Levinson
  • Subject:General Criminology & Criminal Justice, Corrections/Penology (general)
  • Keywords:Shinto

Shinto is the indigenous religion of Japan. This faith is intertwined with the everyday customs of the Japanese, from their daily bath to taking off their shoes when they enter a home. Both customs stem from Shinto's pervasive concern with purification. ...

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