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Crime and Society

Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, Tamil Nadu and CEC via Swayam

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Overview

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.

Syllabus

COURSE LAYOUT


Week – I
1. Crime and Society - An Introduction2. Social Relations and Criminality3. Typology of Crimes
Week – II
4. White Collar Crime5. Terrorism and Related Crimes6. Methods of Criminology
Week – III
7. The Classical & Neo - Classical Schools of Criminology8. Conflict Theory of Criminology - Marxian Perspectives9. Labeling Theory of CrimeWeek – IV
10. Theories of Crime - 111. Theories of Crime - 212. Theories of Crime - 3
Week – V
13. Theories of Punishment - I14. Theories of Punishment - II15. Prisons and Classification16. Open Air Prison - An alternative to prison of walls17. The Juvenile Justice System

Week – VI
18. Parole and Probation as Community - Based Correctional Measures19. Crime and Society - Correctional Administration20. Crime and Society - Correctional Measures - Prison Based21. Correctional Administration - Community Based
Week – VII
22. Juvenile Correction: Institution Based and Community Based23. Prison Reforms24. Changing Profile of Crimes in India25. Changing Profile of Crime and Criminals in India
Week – VIII
26. Modern Criminology - Positive Approach27. Modern Criminology - Psychological Approach28. Modern Criminology - Sociological Approach29. Crime Prevention - Strategies and Systems

Taught by

Dr. C. Karuppiah

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