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.

Criminological and Criminal Justice Education in India

Criminological and Criminal Justice Education in India

Criminological and criminal justice education in India
N. PrabhaUnnithan


In an effort to understand criminal justice education comparatively, this chapter traces the development of the field in India considering both general education and specific job training. There are several key similarities and differences in comparison to the US. After discussing these findings, the chapter raises four issues which emerge from the comparison: (a) the national government's influence over criminal justice education; (b) the gap between academic education and job-related training; (c) the influence of the level of economic development on crime-related education; and (d) the circumstances surrounding the influence of outsiders and outside agencies on criminal justice education.


In recent years there has been considerable interest in examining crime and criminal ...

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