Crime and Society

By Dr. C. Karuppiah   |   Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, Tamil Nadu.
Learners enrolled: 2154
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.
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 8 weeks
Start Date : 01 Aug 2019
End Date : 24 Sep 2019
Exam Date : 09 Nov 2019 IST
Enrollment Ends : 10 Sep 2019
Category :
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit Points : 2
Level : Undergraduate

Course layout

Week – I 

1.  Crime and Society - An Introduction
2.  Social Relations and Criminality
3.  Typology of Crimes 

Week – II  

4.  White Collar Crime
5.  Terrorism and Related Crimes
6.  Methods of Criminology

Week – III

7.  The Classical & Neo - Classical Schools of Criminology
8.  Conflict Theory of Criminology - Marxian Perspectives
9.  Labeling Theory of  Crime
Week – IV

10. Theories of Crime - 1
11. Theories of Crime - 2
12. Theories of Crime - 3

Week – V

13. Theories of Punishment - I
14. Theories of Punishment - II
15. Prisons and Classification
16. Open Air Prison - An alternative to prison of walls
17. The Juvenile Justice System

Week – VI  

18. Parole and Probation as Community - Based Correctional Measures
19. Crime and Society - Correctional Administration
20. Crime and Society - Correctional Measures - Prison Based
21. Correctional Administration - Community Based

Week – VII  

22. Juvenile Correction: Institution Based and Community Based
23. Prison Reforms
24. Changing Profile of Crimes  in India
25. Changing Profile of Crime and Criminals in India 

Week – VIII

26. Modern Criminology - Positive Approach
27. Modern Criminology - Psychological Approach
28. Modern Criminology - Sociological Approach
29. Crime Prevention - Strategies and Systems

Books and references

1. Banshi Dhar Dwivedi; ‘A - Z Criminology’ Centrum Press, New Delhi, 2009 
2. Chokalingam.K; Criminology (Tamil) Parvathi Printers, Chennai.
3. Amodh K.Kanth; Juvenile Justice: The Indian Context and Prayas Experiment  ‘Kumarappa Rockless Award Lecuture, Annyak Conference of the Indian Society of Criminology’ , Chennai-2002.
4. Pankal J.J. and Gokale; Crime and Corrections in India (Ed). Tata Institute of Social Sciences, SBombay, 1989.
5. Shir Kumar Dogra: ‘Criminal Justice Administration in India’. Deep and Deep Publications Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, 2009.

Instructor bio

Dr. C. Karuppiah
Professor and Head of the Department of Sociology
Madurai Kamaraj University

He has 20 years of Teaching and Research Experience in the field of Sociology and has  specialized in Sociology of Health. He has Published 4 books many, Research papers and Presented 34 Papers.

Course certificate

30% for in course Assessment & 70% of end term Proctored Exam

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