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Crime and Society 
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  • Estd. 1966

Crime and Society

Equip you with a comprehensive understanding of crime and its complex relationship with society


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Crime and Society
Course details

Who should do this course?
  • For police officers, detectives, probation officers, and other law enforcement professionals seeking to gain insights into the underlying causes of crime and the effectiveness of various crime prevention and intervention strategies
  • For lawyers, judges, prosecutors, and legal researchers interested in understanding the social context of crime and its implications for legal processes, criminal law, and the administration of justice
  • For journalists, reporters, and media professionals covering crime and criminal justice issues who want to deepen their understanding of the social dynamics and root causes of crime to provide more informed and nuanced reporting
What are the course deliverables?
  • Gain a solid grasp of core criminological theories that explain the root causes of crime
  • Explore the various types of crime, their measurement, and their impact on individuals and society
  • Understand the structure and functions of the criminal justice system, including law enforcement, courts, and corrections
  • Examine the social factors that contribute to crime, such as poverty, inequality, and social disorganization
  • Analyze the role of race, class, and gender in crime patterns and criminal justice processes
More about this course
  • From the ancient periods crime has always been an integral part of the society
  • With the passage of time, crimes have not only multiplied but also have proliferated. With the result, the modern societies find it difficult to define crime in clear terms
  • The dividing line between what is a crime and what is not has become very thin, posing great challenges to the crime justice system of many countries

Crime and Society

Week – I

Crime and Society - An Introduction

Social Relations and Criminality

Typology of Crimes

Week – II

White Collar Crime

Terrorism and Related Crimes

Methods of Criminology

Week – III

The Classical & Neo - Classical Schools of Criminology

Conflict Theory of Criminology - Marxian Perspectives

Labeling Theory of Crime

Week – IV

Theories of Crime - 111

Theories of Crime - 212

Theories of Crime - 3

Week – V

Theories of Punishment - I

Theories of Punishment - II

Prisons and Classification

Open Air Prison - An alternative to prison of walls

The Juvenile Justice System

Week – VI

Parole and Probation as Community - Based Correctional Measures

Crime and Society - Correctional Administration

Crime and Society - Correctional Measures - Prison Based

Correctional Administration - Community Based

Week – VII

Juvenile Correction: Institution Based and Community Based

Prison Reforms

Changing Profile of Crimes in India

Changing Profile of Crime and Criminals in India

Week – VIII

Modern Criminology - Positive Approach

Modern Criminology - Psychological Approach

Modern Criminology - Sociological Approach

Crime Prevention - Strategies and Systems

Crime and Society
Admission Process

    Important Dates

    May 31, 2024
    Course Commencement Date
    May 14, 2023
    Last date of application

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