Crime & Society

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Mr. Sanjeev S Koni

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Course Name : Crime & Society

Code(Credit) : BSFS0402(4-2-0)

Course Objectives

To obtain knowledge about criminology i.e. crime and its causes, its impact on society and basic elements of justice delivery system.

Learning Outcomes

 The importance of criminology.
 The causes of criminal behavior.
 The significance of criminal profiling to mitigate crime.
 The consequences of crime in society.
 The elements of criminal justice system.

Course Syllabus

Module I: ( 08 hrs)
Basics of Criminology
Definition, aims and scope. Theories of criminal behaviour – classical, positivist, sociological. Criminal anthropology.
Criminal profiling. Understanding modus operandi. Investigative strategy.
Role of media.

Module II: (12 hrs)
Crime
Elements, nature, causes and consequences of crime. Deviant behavior. Hate crimes, organised crimes and public disorder, domestic violence and workplace violence.
White collar crimes
Victimology. Juvenile delinquency. Social change and crime.
Psychological Disorders and Criminality. Situational crime prevention.

Module III: ( 10 hrs)
Criminal Justice System
Broad components of criminal justice system. Policing styles and principles. Police’s power of investigation.
Filing of criminal charges. Community policing. Policing a heterogeneous society. Correctional measures and rehabilitation of offenders.
Human rights and criminal justice system in India.

Crime and society Lab
 To review past criminal cases and elucidate which theory best explains the criminal behaviour of the accused.
 To review crime cases where criminal profiling assisted the police to apprehend the accused.
 To cite examples of crime cases in which the media acted as a pressure group.
 To examine a case of juvenile delinquency and suggest remedial measures.

Text Books:
1. S.H. James and J.J. Nordby, Forensic Science: An Introduction to Scientific and Investigative Techniques, 2nd Edition, CRC Press, Boca Raton (2005).
2. D.E. Zulawski and D.E. Wicklander, Practical Aspects of Interview and Interrogation, CRC Press, Boca Raton (2002).

3. Criminology, penology and Victimology by N V Parenjapee.

Reference Books:
1. R. Saferstein, Criminalistics, 8th Edition, Prentice Hall, New Jersey (2004).
2. J.L. Jackson and E. Barkley, Offender Profiling: Theory, Research and Practice, Wiley, Chichester (1997).
3. R. Gupta, Sexual Harassment at Workplace, LexisNexis, Gurgaon (2014).

Session Plan

Session 1

Basics of Criminology: Definition, aims and scope

Session 2

Theories of criminal behavior – classical, positivist, sociological. Criminal anthropology.

Session 3

Criminal profiling.

Session 4

Understanding modus operandi. Investigative strategy

Session 5

Role of media.

Session 6

Crime :Elements, nature, causes and consequences of crime.

Session 7

Deviant behavior & Hate crimes.

Session 8

Organised crimes and public disorder

Session 9

Domestic violence and workplace violence

Session 10

White collar crimes

Session 11

Victimology: Introduction

Session 12

Victimology: Types and Theory.

Session 13

Juvenile delinquency: Introduction

Session 14

Juvenile delinquency: Types & Theory.

Session 15

Social change and crime

Session 16

Situational crime prevention.

Session 17

Psychological Disorders and Criminality

Session 18

Criminal Justice System: Introduction

Session 19

Criminal Justice System: Broad components of criminal justice system

Session 20

Policing styles and principles

Session 21

Police’s power of investigation.

Session 22

Filing of criminal charges.

Session 23

Community policing

Session 24

Policing a heterogeneous society

Session 25

Correctional measures and rehabilitation of offenders

Session 26

Correctional measures and rehabilitation of offenders

Session 27

Correctional measures and rehabilitation of offenders

Session 28

Human rights and criminal justice system in India.

Session 29

Human rights and criminal justice system in India.

Session 30

Human rights and criminal justice system in India.

Session 31

First Information Report

Session 32

Charge Sheet

Session 33

Case Diary

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