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Volume of Essays | “Crime Victimisation in India”

November 18, 2022

A volume of essays titled “Crime Victimisation in India,” co-edited by NLSIU Vice-Chancellor Prof. Sudhir Krishnaswamy and Ph.D Scholar Varsha Aithala, has been published by Springer Nature. The volume forms a pioneering study of crime victimisation in India; conducts a rigorous empirical analysis of crime victimisation in India; and evaluates public perceptions of safety and security and performance of the police.

The volume is part of the book series “Springer Series on Asian Criminology and Criminal Justice Research (SSACCJR).

About the Book Series

The series publishes both theoretical and empirical work along several themes in Asian Criminology, with a focus on research-level monographs and edited volumes. It aims to cover 4 main themes: the elaborations and adaptations of research models and established theories (established mainly by Western scholarship) to Asian contexts; an introduction of innovative concepts, theories and policies originating in Asian societies to Western audiences; and in-depth studies of particular Asian countries, as they reflect local traditions and cultures one hand, and a general understanding of criminal behavior or criminal justice, on the other. It will feature authors from any country of origin doing research about or pertaining to Asian countries.


A primal goal of state building is the establishment of conditions of safety for residents. This creates conditions for individuals to explore the world and engage in creativity and leadership, across all walks of life from economics to politics, thus positively impacting upon the culture. The criminal justice system is the state-run institutional arrangement which is tasked with creating these conditions of safety of individuals. Traditionally, policy thinking on the criminal justice system has emphasised inputs (expenditures, recruitment) and outputs (trials, prisoners). As with other elements of public policy, it is important to measure outcomes: the safety as seen by residents. Crime victimisation surveys are the fundamental building block of the criminal justice system which deliver outcomes measurement. A regular programme of such measurement can feed back into improved working of the criminal justice system, and the analysis of the causes and consequences of personal safety.

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