CRIME AND SOCIETY

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VARSHA SINGH

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Course Name: Crime and Society

Code (Credit) : CUTM1660 (4+2+0)

Course Objective

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

Learning outcome

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.

Unit 1: Basics of Criminology

Definition, aims and scope. Theories of criminal behavior – classical, positivist, sociological. Criminal anthropology.

Criminal profiling. Understanding modus operandi. Investigative strategy.

Role of media.

Unit 2: Crime

Elements, nature, causes and consequences of crime. Deviant behavior. Hate crimes, organized 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.

Unit 3: 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.

Suggested Readings

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

Session 1

Definition, aims and scope.

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Session 2

Theories of Criminal Behaviour

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Investigative Strategy

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Role of Media

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Elements, nature, causes and consequences of crime

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Deviant behavior. Hate crimes, organized crimes and public disorder

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domestic violence and workplace violence

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White collar crimes

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Victimology

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Situational crime prevention.

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Broad components of criminal justice system

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Policing styles and principles.  Police’s power of investigation

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Filing of criminal charges. Community policing

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Policing a heterogeneous society

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Human rights and criminal justice system in India

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