Criminology and criminal justice is in its infancy in India. This book attempts to examine India's crime problem in detail and document if and how its criminal justice system has responded to emerging challenges and opportunities. The objective is to move beyond mere observations and thoughtful opinions, and make contributions that are the next steps in the development of an empirical (or evidence-based) criminology and criminal justice on this vast and diverse country-by focusing on research that is both balanced and precise.

This book brings together a diverse set of 32 academics from India, the US, and the UK who have authored 19 chapters on many aspects of crime and justice in India.

The organizational components or sectors of the criminal justice system are the police, the courts, and corrections. The studies collected here provide balanced coverage of the entire criminal justice system and not just one component of it. The first section of this book consists of overviews of several major issues that affect the entire criminal justice system. Section Two considers topics related to the gateway of the criminal justice system, policing. Section Three takes up the operational problems of criminal law and courts and Section Four deals with the difficult question of punishment and correction, the last part of the criminal justice system.

Nature of Work, Safety, and Trust in Private Security in India: A Study of Citizen Perceptions of Security Guards

Nature of Work, Safety, and Trust in Private Security in India: A Study of Citizen Perceptions of Security Guards

Nature of work, safety, and trust in private security in India: A study of citizen perceptions of security guards
Mahesh K.Nalla
V. SreemannarayanaMurthy


The employment of private security personnel has increased in Asian countries in recent decades. India is no exception. Despite large increases in the growth of the private policing industry, little is known about how the public perceives agents of private policing and their role in crime prevention and enhancing the public's sense of safety. In this exploratory chapter, we examine Indian citizens’ perceptions of private security personnel. More specifically, we examine public attitudes toward the nature of security guards' work, professionalism, and their relationship with public ...

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