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NCJ Number: 159003 Find in a Library
Title: Expanding the Horizons of Indian Criminology - Toward Identifying Critical Concerns and Commitments
Journal: Indian Journal of Criminology  Volume:23  Issue:1  Dated:(January 1995)  Pages:1-8
Author(s): S P Srivastava
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 8
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: India
Annotation: This article focuses on the need to expand the discipline of criminology in India.
Abstract: Each social science discipline finds its origin and resources in a culture-specific environment that emphasizes the indigenous rather than the alien features. The author argues that Western theoretical and empirical criminological knowledge must be assessed within the political, economic, and sociocultural context of a particular society. There is a need to develop new perspectives on contemporary crimes, ways of understanding their complexity and multidimensionality, and means of coping with them within an Indian context. The development of Indian criminology requires research on the macro and micro levels, an examination of the causes of crime in India, reconsideration of criminal justice policies and crime prevention strategies, and effective responses to the administration of criminal justice.
Main Term(s): Foreign criminal justice systems
Index Term(s): Foreign criminal justice research; India; World criminology
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