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.

Crime, Criminals, Treatment, and Punishment: An Exploratory Study of Views Among College Students in India and the US

Crime, Criminals, Treatment, and Punishment: An Exploratory Study of Views Among College Students in India and the US

Crime, criminals, treatment, and punishment: An exploratory study of views among college students in India and the US
Eric G.Lambert
Jagadish V.Bhimarasetty


Views about crime, criminals, punishment, and treatment are shaped by social forces that differ across nations. Most research in this area has been conducted among citizens of Western nations, yet crime and responses to it are a worldwide occurrence. This study, which compared the views of Indian and US college students, found that there were significant differences between Indian and US respondents in their views toward crime, criminals, punishment, and treatment. There were mixed views on punishment and rehabilitation among both groups of students. In a multivariate analysis ...

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