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The Contexts of Criminology: A Brief Restatement
The contexts of criminology: A brief restatement
KalpanaKannabiran

The essays in this volume have attempted to investigate the fields of criminal law and interrogate the fundamental assumptions of the rule of law in constructing criminality and fashioning its treatment by law. In this concluding essay, I will attempt to explore in a very cursory fashion some constitutive problems in the ways in which persons and communities are imagined in criminal law and criminology. Some of these issues have been inadequately theorised and used within the domains of criminal justice in India although they have been addressed by other disciplines, within their respective disciplinary protocols.1

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