Contemporary Indian Criminology

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  • Author :James Vadackumchery
  • Year of Publication :2015
  • ISBN: :9789351251002
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: XVIII, 221
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: Law, Sociology

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About the Book :

The root cause of any crime is a drive (instinct plus intelligence and rationality) or a combination of drives in man. This activating force is further strengthened by many factors found operating outside a crime-doer. Hence, a search for identifying the etiological factors of crime besides and beyond the drives is a futile exercise. The author explains this by his PUSH-PULL-EGO FACTOR Theory of crime causation. The book exposes the ineffectiveness of the cause-effect relationship in criminology when he applies his theory to many issues in crime and justice areas and the author makes an attempt to analyze them in the light of his new approach. Push Factors are the Drives, Pull Factors are the Environment and they interact to form an EGO which will contain the Do’s and Don’ts in human behaviour. The formation of the EGO in an upright way in the right direction is the only way to reduce crimes in society. Though prevention of crime is an impossibility, the author says emphatically that reduction of crimes is quite possible if the EGO is developed uprightly in the right direction. Such an EGO will experience guilt feelings whenever it violates a norm, law, rule or regulation. Anyone interested to reduce crime in society will find the book extremely useful.

About Author :

James Vadackumchery, Criminologist & Advocate M.A. (Crim.), D.Ph., LL.B., Ph.D., First rank holder for B.A. (Crim.) of Karnatak University and M.A. (Crim.) of Saugor University, 2nd rank holder for LL.B (Law) and D.Ph. examinations; Ph.D. in Criminal Justice (Kerala University), Gold Medalist and National Merit Scholarship Winner (twice).
Authentic author of more than 70 authoritative and research books in the special areas of Police, Crime and Justice and 1200 articles—research and popular - in professional journals, news papers and periodical publications of repute.
Member of many professional organizations; Visiting Professor in universities and institutions of higher learning, research and training including Reserve Bank of India, National Judicial Academy etc.; Member, Board of Studies in Criminology of Karnatak, Calicut and Saugor Universities and State Advisory Board on Correctional Administration,  Member, State Prison Review Committee (Kerala), Consultant to Police Welfare Commission, Public Speaker and Human Rights Activist, Broadcaster over AIR and Telecaster in Indian and International T.V. networks and a constant Consultant to the media (print and electronic) on criminological and human rights issues, Criminologist on the Faculty of the State Police Training College, Thiruvananthapuram for nearly three decades, now a practising lawyer.
Examiner in Universities, Service Commissions and Public Undertakings, Evaluator of research works and theses and supervising teacher for Ph.D. degree in Kerala and Mahatma Gandhi Universities.
A name in the International Dictionary of Biographies of the IBC, Cambridge, the recipient of the Distinguished International Scholar Award for Life time Achievements-2003 of the American Society of Criminology, a name listed in the Limca Book of Records-2006 for authoring most books in crime, police and justice and a personality honoured by the University of Calcutta with Suprabha Deb Gold Medal-2007. Recipient of the Award of Excellence by the Archdiocese of Changanassery, 2007 and a PROFILE viewed by 5 per cent of 200 million people In LinkedIn during 2012.