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NCJ Number: 94380 Find in a Library
Title: Social Tensions in Calcutta - A Comparative Study Within the Frame of Urban Crimes in India
Journal: Indian Journal of Social Work  Volume:44  Issue:2  Dated:(July 1983)  Pages:113-124
Author(s): S K Chaube
Date Published: 1983
Page Count: 10
Type: Statistics
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: India
Annotation: Social tensions in Calcutta are sought to be quantified, comparatively with those in four other cities of India, on the basis of crime data.
Abstract: Three criteria for gauging the social aspect are adopted: participation, openness and sporadic occurrence. Calcutta has a high rate of harm-oriented, but low gain-oriented crimes. Their incidence vary according to changing political fluctuations. Apparently, organized labour movement has no positive relationship with urban crimes. (Author abstract)
Index Term(s): Crime Statistics; India; Social conditions; Urban criminality
Note: Earlier version presented in a seminar on Calcutta, November 1979, Calcutta.
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