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.

Crimes Against Women in India

Crimes Against Women in India

Crimes against women in India


Crimes against women in India constitute a serious issue meriting a separate section in the national statistics compiled by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) of India. This chapter discusses the range and extent of crimes listed therein as well as to throw light on a few other gender-based crimes against females. It describes various crimes, provides data from national statistics, and discusses issues related to low reporting. It also addresses the social norms that tolerate or propagate this form of violence. It discusses the development of some these pieces of legislation and how the law enforcement agencies and courts have handled this issue. It also highlights the work of various organizations and how they have ...

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