Criminal

LLB  Criminology Syllabus

LLB  Criminology

Topic 1 : Theoretical and Historical Perspectives of Criminology

(i) Perspective of Crime and Criminal – Sin, Wrong and Crime – Changing concept of
crime in varying social formations – Crime viewed through consensus or conflict perspectives
(ii) Relationship between Criminal Policy, Criminal Law and Criminology

Readings:

  1. Donald R. Taft and Ralph W. England, “Crime and Criminology”, Criminology 3-17
    (1964) 01
  2. David Garland, “Of Crimes and Criminals: The Development of Criminology in Britain”,
    in Mike Maguire, Rod Morgan, Robert Reiner (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of
    Criminology (2nd ed., 1997) 09
  3. Nicola Lacey, “Criminology, Criminal Law and Criminalization”, in Mike Maguire, Rod
    Morgan, Robert Reiner (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Criminology, (2nd ed., 1997) 24

Topic 2 : Crime causation generally and in the context of specific offenses such as White Collar Crimes, Crime against Women and Children, Terrorism etc.

(i) Prominent criminological thought currents – Classicalism, Positivism and Radicalism
(ii) Learning Theories of Causation – Differential Association Theory of Sutherland
(iii) Social Disorganization Theories – Durkheim, Merton
(iv) Psychodynamic Theory – Freud
(v) Economic Theory of Crime

Readings:

  1. Harry Elmer Barnes and Negley K. Teeters, “The Eternal Quest for the Causes of Crime”, New Horizons in Criminology 116-119 (3rd ed., 1959) 35
  2. George B. Vold, Thomas J. Bernard, Jeffrey B. Snipes, “Classical and Positivist
    Criminology”, Theoretical Criminology (5th ed., 2002 ) 38 ii
  3. Edwin H. Sutharland and Donald R. Cressey), “A Sociological Theory of Criminal
    Behavior”, Criminology (10th ed.). 47
  4. Katherine S. Williams, , “Anomie, Strain and Juvenile Subculture”, Textbook on
    Criminology, 343-367 (3rd ed., 1997) 53
  5. George B. Vold, Thomas J. Bernard, Jeffrey B. Snipes, “Durkheim, Anomie and
    Modernization”, Theoretical Criminology, (5th ed. 2002) 61
  6. Geilbert Geis and Colin Goff, “The Problem of White Collar Crime”, Edwin H. Sutherland, White Collar Crime ix-xxxiii, 3-10 (1983)

Topic 3 : The Indian Crime Reality

(i) Organized Crimes
(a) Cyber Crime
(b) Trafficking
(c) Narcotic Trade
(d) Money Laundering
(ii) Privileged Class Deviance
Reading:
B.B. Pande, “Privileged Class Deviance – Nature and Dimensions”, The Other Side of
Development (1987)

Topic 4 : Juvenile Delinquency

(i) Concept of Juvenile Delinquency
(ii) Legal Position in India
Readings:
1 The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2000 as amended by THE
JUVENILE JUSTICE (CARE AND PROTECTION OF CHILDREN) AMENDMENT ACT,
2006 (No, 33 OF2006)
2 B.B. Pande , “
1. Raghbir v. State of Haryana, AIR 1981 SC 2037 73
2. Sanjay Suri v. Delhi Administration, AIR 1988 SC 414 78
3. Pratap Singh v. State of Jharkhand 2005 (1) SCALE 763 82
4. Sudesh Kumar v. State of Uttarakhand (2008) 3 SCC 111 101
5. Union of India (UOI) and Ors. Vs. Ex-GNR Ajeet Singh (2013)4SCC186 108
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Topic 5 : Punishment and its Justifications

(i) Theories of Punishment – Retribution, Deterrence, Reform and Prevention
(ii) Kinds of Punishment – with a special emphasis on Capital Punishment.
(iii) Probation as a form of Punishment

Readings:
1. Andrew Ashworth, “Sentencing” in Mike Maguire, Rod Morgan, Robert Reiner (ed.),
The Oxford Handbook of Criminology (2nd ed. 1994) 117
2. B.B. Pande, “Face to Face with Death sentence: The Supreme Court’s Legal and
Constitutional Dilemmas” (1979) 4 SCC 714
3. S.S. Srivastava, “Capital Punishment”, Criminology and Criminal Administration
(2nd ed. 2002) 89-99 123
4. Bushan Tilak Kaul, “Criminal Law”, XXXVIII Annual Survey of Indian Law
181-226, 195-20 (2002)
6. Essa @ Anjum Abdul Razak Memon vs. The State of Maharashtra
(2013)3SCALE1 128
5. Lewis Diana, “What is Probation?”, in Robert M. Carter, Leslie & T. Wilkins (eds.),
Probation and Parole (1970) 138
6.S.C.Raina, Probation, Philosphy, Law and Practice (1996)
7.The Probation of Offenders Act, 1958

Death Penalty:

  1. Bishnu Deo Shaw v. State of West Bengal, AIR 1979 SC 964 135 154
  2. Bachan Singh v. State of Punjab, AIR 1980 SC 898 145 164
  3. Macchi Singh v. State of Punjab, AIR 1983 SC 957 170 189
    10 Allauddin Mian v. State of Bihar, AIR 1989 SC 1456 175
  4. Mohd. Chaman v. State (2001) 2 SCC 28
  5. Lehna v. State of Hanrayana (2002) 3 SCC 76 181 200
  6. Dhananjay Chaterjee v. State of West Bengal, JT 2004 (4) SC 242
  7. Sharaddhananda v. State of Karnataka, AIR 2008 SC 3040

Probation:

  1. Jogi Nayak v. State, AIR 1965 SC 106
  2. Abdul Qayum v. State of Bihar, AIR 1972 SC 214 190 209
  3. State v. Bhola (2003) 3 SCC 1
  4. Dalbir Singh v. State of Haryana (2000) 5 SCC 82 193 212
  5. M.C.D. v. State of Delhi (2005) 4 SCC 605 196 215
  6. Chhanni v. State of U.P. (2006) 5 SCC 396 203 222
    Topic 6 : Female Criminality and victimity
    (i) Female Criminality as an aspect of Marginal Criminality
    (ii) Female Victimity and Victimology

Readings:

S.S. Srivastava, “Female Criminality and Victimity in Indian Context: Women and Crime”,
Criminology and Criminal Administration 89-99 (2nd ed., 2002) 224

Topic 7 : Restitutive Justice

(i) The Concept of Restitutive Justice
(ii) Legal Position in India
Readings:
1. Lucia Zender, “Victims”, in Mike Maguire, Rod Morgan, Robert Reiner (ed.),
The Oxford Handbook of Criminology, (2nd ed. 1997)
2. S.P. Singh Makkar and Paul C. Friday (eds,), Global Perspectives in Victimology
147-163 (1993)
3. S.C. Raina, “Rights of Victims”, in Renu Ghosh (ed.), Branded (2001) 213 233
21. State of Punjab v. Ajaib Singh, AIR 1995 SC 975 222 241
22. Dr. Jacob George v. State of Kerala (1994) 3 SCC 430 226 245
23. Chairman, Railway Board v. Chandrima Das, AIR 2000 SC 988 232 251
24. Rachhpal Singh v. State of Punjab, AIR 2002 SC 2710 238 257

Topic 8 : Indian Police and Prison System

(i) Reforms in Police System
(ii) Reforms in Prison System
25. Prakash Singh v. Union of India (2006) 8 SCC 1 242 261
26. Rama Murthy v. Karnataka, AIR 1997 SC 1739 253 272


Prescribed Readings:

  1. Harry Elmer Barnes and Negley K. Teeters, New Horizons in Criminology (3rd ed., 1959)
  2. George B. Vold, Thomas J. Bernard, Jeffrey B. Snipes, Theoretical Criminology
    (5th ed. 2002)
  3. Ahmad Siddique, Criminology Problems & Perspective (5th ed., 2007)
  4. N.V. Paranjape, Criminology and Penology (13th ed., 2008)
  5. S. S. Srivastava, Criminology and Criminal Administration (3rd ed., 2007)
  6. J.P.S. Sirohi, Criminology and Penology (6th ed., 2007)

 

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