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Title: Criminology in India - Problems and Prospects
Journal: Indian Journal of Criminology  Volume:12  Issue:2  Dated:(July 1984)  Pages:69-78
Author(s): J M Islamia
Date Published: 1984
Page Count: 10
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Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: India
Annotation: This discussion of the problems and prospects for criminology in India focuses on criminological education, training, research, and professional practice.
Abstract: Although college courses in criminology have existed for some time in India, these courses have rarely been linked to larger educational objectives; consequently, there are significant differences in the criminological courses offered at various universities. Criminological education also needs more innovative teaching methods and greater responsiveness to contemporary criminal justice and crime problems. Training in criminology has been given to various criminal justice professionals in India, but the training quality varies significantly among sectors of the criminal justice system. Also, training components have not been related to job responsibilities and field requirements. Criminological research has progressed in recent years, but many important issues have been neglected, particularly policy-oriented issues. In various sectors of the criminal justice system and related fields criminology is attaining the status of a profession, but many criminal justice employers are still unfamiliar with the relevance of criminology to their agency's work.
Index Term(s): Criminology; Education; India; Professional recognition; Training
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