Crime and Justice in India

Crime and Justice in India

Crime and Justice in India

Criminology and criminal justice is in its infancy in India. This book attempts to examine India's crime problem in detail...

  • ISBN: 9788132109778
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  • Author N. Prabha Unnithan
  • Publisher Sage Publications India Pvt.Ltd,
  • Binding Paperback

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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.

About the Author

N Prabha Unnithan is Professor of Sociology at Colorado State University in Fort Collins where he also directs the Center for the Study of Crime and Justice (cscj.colostate.edu). He received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Criminology from Karnatak University and the University of Saugar along with a PhD in Sociology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He edited the Journal of Criminal Justice Education between 2000 and 2002 and the Social Science Journal from 2006 to 2011. Unnithan’s research focuses on the antecedents and consequences of various forms of violence and on criminal justice policy analysis and program evaluation. His third book, coauthored with Michael Palmiotto, Police & Society: A Global Approach, was published in 2010.

 
Author N. Prabha Unnithan
ISBN 9788132109778
Langauage English
Pages 476
Publisher Sage Publications India Pvt.Ltd,
Binding Paperback

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