presents the subject matter of Criminology, its field and scope, its
historical development and of law, law enforcement agencies and the criminal
different relevant aspects of criminology such as crime, deviance and
delinquency, it attempts to analyze different conscientious factors behind the
involvement of youth in crime. Crimes committed by the
youth are one of the most burning social problems in the present epoch. In the
transitional period from childhood to adolescence and adolescence to maturity,
the youth generally face different socio-economic problems. Many violent
upheavals of youth personalities are thus to be expected in the transitional
Some of the most vulnerable forms of crime such as
murder, dacoity, theft, fraud, kidnapping, different crimes against women such
as rape, molestation, dowry harassment and witch-hunting, infanticide and foeticide, crimes against
children such as child trafficking, child abuse, etc., and cyber-crimes are
areas included within this work.
important theoretical approaches of criminology have also been discussed in
this volume. This book will definitely help students, scholars and academicians
to gather information and knowledge for their academic discourse.
Karabi Konch is an Assistant
Professor, Department of Sociology, Mahapurusha
Srimanta Sankaradeva Viswavidyalaya, Nagaon, Assam. Her areas of interest are Criminology, Sociology of Indian society and Social Psychology. She has a Ph.D
degree from Department of Sociology, Dibrugarh University, Assam, with
specialization in Criminology.
She received doctoral fellowship from Indian Council for Social Science
Research (ICSSR) for the same.
She has published a good number of articles and research papers in
scholarly journals and souvenirs of national and international level. She also
participated in conferences, workshops and symposiums in different disciplines.