Textbook of Criminology Penology and Victimology

ISBN Number : 978-93-5051-319-4

Student Price : Rs.598

Student Dollar Price : 24$

Book Edition : First

Year of Publication : 2015

No. Of Pages : 482

Book Weight :768

About The Book

Criminology is a subject which addresses students of undergraduate and postgraduate studies in the universities, institutes of sociology, criminology, law and social work and the law enforcement officers trained at police, judicial and correctional academies. This book Criminology, Penology and Victimology is meant to cater to the requirements of both students of criminology and the practitioners in law enforcement and correctional services.

With the above objective in view, this book has well knit twenty-six chapters. The Chapter-1 goes on to discuss the history, nature, subject matter, importance and the inter-disciplinary concerns of criminology. Chapters 2 to 6 are devoted to the exclusive discussion of the concept and theories : sociological, psychological, economic and biophysical. The etiology of crime has been succinctly analyzed in Chapter-7. The themes relating to individual deviance and collective deviance have been dealt under Chapter 8 and 9 respectively. Organized crime, white collar crime and recidivism have been discussed in separate Chapters from 10-12. Crime trends pertaining to some old and some new crime problems like gambling, prostitution, drug addiction, alcoholism and cyber crime have been well dealt under Chapters 13 to 18. Concepts of penology, prison system, prison conditions and prison reforms have been covered under Chapters 19-20, Chapters 21 to 23 are devoted towards the discussion of theories of penology pertaining to deterrence, retribution, restoration, reformation, rehabilitation, probation and parole. Chapter-24 discusses the much needed concept of social defense and the approaches to the promotion of social defense. The last two Chapters are devoted to the discussion of often neglected area in the textbooks such as victimology (Chapter-25) and victims of terrorism (Chapter-26).


Contents -

Chapter 1 : Introducing Criminology
Chapter 2 : Modern Concepts
Chapter 3 : Economic Theories
Chapter 4 : Psychological Theories
Chapter 5 : Bio-Physical Theories
Chapter 6 : Sociological Theories
Chapter 7 : Etiology of Crime
Chapter 8 : Individual Deviance: Juvenile Justice
Chapter 9 : Collective Deviance
Chapter 10 : Organized Crime
Chapter 11 : White Collar Crime
Chapter 12 : Recidivism
Chapter 13 : Crime Trends
Chapter 14 : Gambling
Chapter 15 : Drug Addiction
Chapter 16 : Alcoholism
Chapter 17 : Cyber Crime
Chapter 18 : Prostitution
Chapter 19 : Penology: Concepts & Dimensions
Chapter 20 : Prison Condition in India
Chapter 21 : Theories of Penology: Deterrence Theory
Chapter 22 : Theories of Penology: Theories of Retributive & Restorative Justice
Chapter 23 : Theories of Penology: Reformatory & Rehabilitative Theory of Punishment
Chapter 24 : Cocial defence
Chapter 25 : Victimology
Chapter 26 : Victims of Terrorism

About The Author

Dr. R.K. Mohanty, is in Orissa Education Service (I) since 1987. He completed M.A. in Sociology from J.N.U. New Delhi, his M.Phil. and Ph.D. from Institute of Advanced Studies. Meerut University, UP with pre Ph.D. formalities from IIT Kanpur. He completed Postdocotorate from University of Nottingham UK as a Commonwealth Fellow. Prior to Joining BPSPA, he was Reader and Head PG Dept. of Sociology, Ravenshaw University, Cuttack. He has four books to his credit and several articles published in Journals of National and International Repute. He acts as a consultant with World Vision Internationa, UNDP/WFP, Action Aid and DFID.

Sri Satyajit Mohanty, a 1988 batch IPS, is an Inspector Gereral of Police of Odisha Cadre. He has served several important positions in Odisha Police including Director of the Biju Patnaik State Police Academy. He has completed post graduation degree in Geology and LL.B. from Utkal University and Master of Human Rights from Pondicherry University. His areas of specialization include Human Rights, Victimology, Gender Studies and Police Reforms. His publications include three books: 1-Human Rights, 2-Police in India: Role Responsibility and Accountability (jointly with R.K. Mohanty), 3-Human Behavior and Police Ethics; and several research articles on his specializations. He is a guest resource person of National Police Academy, Hyderabad, and the training academies of Odisha. He has been nominated as a Member of the National Police Mission under MHA, Govt. of India, researching in the field of community policing. He is an alumnus of Maxwell School of Public Policy, Syracuse University, New York, as a part of the course requirement of Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore on Postgraduate Programe on Public Policy and Management (PGPPM).

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