ISBN 9788121211444,Readings In Criminology

Readings In Criminology



Gyan Publishing House

Publication Year 2014

ISBN 9788121211444

ISBN-10 8121211441

Hard Back

Number of Pages 416 Pages
Language (English)

Criminal investigation & detection

About the Book:- This compendium of 22 chapters seeks to examine the different aspects of criminology, with special reference to India. Tracing the origin and developments of criminology in the country, it discusses at length the criminal justice reforms, crime prevention through intervention of social work, the contemporary approach to the psychology of crime, law and justice, and cybercrimes and information security. It further deals with community-based correctional punishments, the problems of vulnerable groups such as the children, women and elderly persons, and the issues concerning drug addicts and the victims of terrorism. The role of judicial activism in India has also been analysed.:

About the Author:- R. Thilagaraj is presently Professor and Head, Department of Criminology and Director, Centre for Cyber Forensics and Information Security, University of Madras. Earlier he served Madras. Earlier he served as senior research investigator in the National Institute of Social Defence. He possess more than 30 years of teaching and research experience in the field of Criminology and Criminal Justice Administration. He has published eight books and more than sixty research articles in the reputed journals and chapters in the books. He was the Chairman of the Indian Society of Criminology and also Founding Member of the Asian Criminological Society, Macau. His areas of interest are sociology of crime, juvenile justice and correctional administration. So far he has directed 12 research projects.::::S. Latha is presently Assistant Professor and Head, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Tamil Nadu Open University, Chennai. She possesses fourteen years of teaching and research experience in the field of Criminology. Her areas of interests include theories of crime, crimes against women and children, cybercrimes, human rights and restorative justice. She has to her credit five books and more than thirty research articles. She is the Secretary of the Indian Society of Criminology, EC Member of Indian Institute of Public Administration (TN Regional Branch), Vice-Chairperson, Research Division of the Institute of Criminological Research Education and Services, and one of the founding members of the Asian Criminological Society.