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.

The Depiction of Corruption in English-Language Indian Fiction

The Depiction of Corruption in English-Language Indian Fiction

The depiction of corruption in English-language Indian fiction


India, stereotypically, is regarded as a country riddled with corruption, although international surveys indicate that it ranks in about the middle of the world's nations in terms of corruption. The article surveys novels and short stories by more than two dozen writers, primarily native Indians, to discover how they depict episodes of corruption. It determines that they focus particularly on miscreant behavior in politics and the government, the police, petty officials, the postal service, transportation, and on smuggling. The writers flesh out and make more vivid information that is presented in criminological writing about corruption in India.


Derogatory stereotypes typically exaggerate and caricature reality. Ethnic, racial, gender, nationality, and religious stereotypes ...

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