- 5-Year B.A., LL.B. (Hons.), LL.M.
- III, IV, V
- Nov 2021
- Elective Course
How does this course relate to the programme curriculum: Does it develop on a prior course in the programme or is it a foundational or standalone course?
This course is an elective. It develops on the Criminal Law core course which is a core course mandated by Bar Council or UGC.
Describe how you have approached the course. What have you included/excluded and why? Choice of materials: primary or secondary readings / case law;
This seminar course explores the criminological perspectives of crime and social control. The readings will focus on the contexts that shape the emergence of the crime and the modes of social intervention that characterise the criminal justice system. Specific attention will be paid to the institutions of the police, courts, and prisons in order to appreciate their functioning in the current legal framework, and suggest recommendations for reform. We will primarily rely on theoretical readings with some attention being paid to data gathered from recent criminal justice related events. The focus will be on sociological enquiry rather than a doctrinal approach so as to empower students to use different perspectives in their appreciation of the legal institutions.