Criminology is a systematic study of crime in all facets. The present edition of the book is being brought out after a gap of eight years. The law and subject of criminology have undergone a vast change during this period. The new edition has been recast with a view to provide our readers with the latest material and law on the subject of criminology. since the previous edition in 1997, a plethora of new crimes has been added to the world of crime. With the advancement of information technology a new crime known as cyber crime has emerged which has changed the entire concept of crime and criminology. Crime against women, children and violence, which includes custodial violence, has increased.
In recent years, the old law relating to juvenile delinquency has been replaced by the new Act of 2000. the impact of the new law has also been discussed in this edition. A notable work in the area, the book is an original study of the various aspects of Criminology in the Indian context, though comparison has been made with other countries. The subject is of greater importance and value not only for students but also for practising lawyers, helping them understand the jurisprudential importance of criminal law and analyse the practical problems of criminal law from the criminological angle. This book is a valuable addition to any law library.