CUTM 2452: Crime and Society
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CUTM 2452: Crime and Society
Course Credit : 3-0-0
After studying this paper the students will know:
1.The importance of criminology.
2.The causes of criminal behavior.
3.The significance of criminal profiling to mitigate crime.
4.The consequences of crime in society.
5.The elements of criminal justice system..
Module 1 Crime
Introduction to Crime, Essentials of Crime (Actus reus and mens rea), Causes and consequences of crime, Crimes against Property and Person. Types of crime- traditional crimes, modern crimes, white collar crimes, Economic crimes, Political crime, Cyber-crime, Terrorism and Insurgency, Crime and Politics. Hate crimes, Transnational crimes; Offences in CrPC and IPC; Media,
technology and crime; Juvenile Delinquency; Social change and crime; Psychological disorders and criminality; Situational crime prevention. Types of criminals- Adult offenders, children in conflict with law, recidivists, Violent offenders, occupational offenders; Criminal Profiling.
Module 2 Fundamentals of Criminology & Victimology
Criminology Definition, aim and scope. Schools of Criminology. Criminology and other social sciences; Criminological Theories: Pre-classical, Classical, Neo-classical, Positivist; Causation of crime - Psychological theories of crime, sociological theories of crime, Biological theories of crime; Feminist Criminology. Crime Prevention, Modus Operandi, Criminal profiling. Basic concepts of Victimology
Module 3 Criminal Justice System
Broad components of criminal justice system. Structure of Criminal Justice System in India; Role of Legislature and Law making; Coordination among Criminal Justice System, Policing styles and principles. Police’s power of investigation. Compoundable and Non-compoundable offences; Investigation of Crimes; Complaint, F. I. R. Arrest, Search, Seizure, Police Custody, Role of prosecution, judiciary- Judicial Remand and Bail; Types of Evidence, Admissibility of Confession, Dying declaration, Filing of criminal charges. Community policing. Policing a heterogeneous society. Correctional measures and rehabilitation of offenders. Human rights and criminal justice system in India.
References and suggested Readings:
1. Ahuja ,Ram. (2000). Criminology. Rawat Publication
2. Barnes, H. E. & Teeters, N. K. (1959). New horizons in criminology. (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Prentice-Hall.
3. Beccaria, Cesare. (1764). On Crimes and Punishments. Richard Davies, Cambridge University Press.
4. Bonnie, S. Fisher & Steven, P. La.,(2010). Encyclopedia of Victimology and Crime Prevention. SAGE Publications, Inc.
5. David, Kauzlarich and Hugh D. Barlow. (2009) Introduction to criminology (9th ed.) Rowman&Littlefield Publishers.
6. John, Martyn Chamberlain.(2015). Criminological Theory in Context: An Introduction. SAGE Publications Ltd . Southampton University
7. Paranjape, N.V. (2009). Criminology and Penology. Central Law Publications.
8. Reid, Sue Titus. (2006). Crime and Criminology. Mc. Graw Hill.
9. Sutherland ,E. H. and Cressey, Donald. (1992 ), Principles of Criminology. (11thed).Lanham, Md.: Alta Mira Press
10. Tappan, Paul. (1960). Crime, Justice ,and Correction. McGraw-Hill Book Company ,Inc. New york ,Toronto, London.
11. Viano, Emilio.(1987). Crime and its Victims. Hemisphere Publishing Corporation, New York
12. Kocsis, RN (2006) Criminal Profiling- Principles and Practices. Humana Press, New Jersey
13. Roger G. Dunham (Author), Geoffrey P. Alpert (Author), Kyle D. McLean (2015). Critical Issues in Policing: Contemporary Readings. Waveland Press
14. N. Prabha Unnithan (2013). Crime and Justice in India. Sage Publications
15. H.R. Bhardwaj (2019). The Criminal Justice system in India. Konark Publishers Pvt Ltd
16. Adam Sutton, Adrian Cherney, Rob White, Garner Clancey. (2021) Crime Prevention 3edPrinciples, Perspectives and Practices. Cambridge University Press
17. Manish Dwivedi (2011) Juvenile Justice System in India. Adhyayan Publishers & Distributors.
18. S.H. James and J.J. Nordby, Forensic Science: An Introduction to Scientific and Investigative Techniques, 2nd Edition, CRC Press, Boca Raton (2005).
19. D.E. Zulawski and D.E. Wicklander, Practical Aspects of Interview and Interrogation, CRC
Press, Boca Raton (2002).
20. R. Saferstein, Criminalistics, 8th Edition, Prentice Hall, New Jersey (2004).
21. J.L. Jackson and E. Barkley, Offender Profiling: Theory, Research and Practice, Wiley,
22. R. Gupta, Sexual Harassment at Workplace, LexisNexis, Gurgaon (2014).
Introduction to Crime, Essentials of Crime (Actus reus and mens rea)
Crimes against Property and Person
Types of crime- traditional crimes, modern crimes, white collar crimes, Economic crimes, Political crime, Cyber crime
Terrorism and Insurgency
Crime and Politics
Transnational crimes; Offences in CrPC and IPC
Media, technology and crime
Juvenile Delinquency; Social change and crime
Effect of Social Change on Crime and Law Enforcement
Psychological disorders and criminality
Situational crime prevention
Types of criminals- Adult offenders, children in conflict with law, recidivists
Violent offenders, occupational offenders; Criminal Profiling
Criminology Definition, aim and scope
Schools of Criminology. Criminology and other social
; Criminological Theories: Pre-classical, Classical, Neo-classical, Positivist
Causation of crime - Psychological theories of crime
Sociological theories of crime
Biological theories of crime
Basic concepts of Victimology
Broad components of criminal justice system
Structure of Criminal Justice System in India
Role of Legislature and Law making
Coordination among Criminal Justice System
Policing styles and principles
Compoundable and Non-compoundable offences
Investigation of Crime
Complaint, F. I. R. Arrest, Search, Seizure
Role of prosecution, judiciary- Judicial Remand and Bail
Types of Evidence, Admissibility of Confession
Dying declaration, Filing of criminal charges
Policing a heterogeneous society
Correctional measures and rehabilitation of offenders
Human rights and criminal justice system in India