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Anthology on Indian police system

Updated: September 28, 2013 5:33 pm

Since the time immemorial, police has been under the smoldering debate of contemporary society and the centre of contemporary discourse on many national and international platforms due to not fulfilling its direct responsibility to the public. This book is an anthology of ten essays, which are well researched, analysed and documented by the various authors. Set against the backdrop of police history, culture, and psycho-social scenario, this book contains the study of corruption in the Indian Police System, rising crime, police-public relationship, difficulties faced by a policeman and law enforcement in India. The first chapter of the book ‘Corruption factor in Indian Police System: An appraisel’ by Dalvir Singh Gahlawat delves on the rising corruption in the police system. The chapter deals with the mentality behind the temptation for corruption. Dr. Tapan Chakraborty in the next chapter ‘Fear of Crime and Victimization among University Students in India’ has indicated how the fear of crime has been emanating as a very significant social discourse. Although the fear of crime and victimisation is an important issues, it is not taken seriously in the academic level. The third chapter ‘Democracy and the Police: Scope of Professional Values’ by Dr. Vijay Kumar Roy describes not only the role of police in democracy but also the responsibilities of the various pillars of democracy. It also indicates the lack of professional values in the police system, which leads to the failure in the legal framework.

Psycho-Social Analysis of Indian police System

By Dalvir Singh Gahlawat

Authors Press

Price : 650

Pages : 203

Neeraj Gahlawat in his essay ‘Terrorism for Police and Its Remedies’ has defined terrorism and the challenge it poses for the police in India. He also refers to some remedies for tackling this challenge. The next essasy by Nandita Sharma and Manoj Sharma ‘Fear and Dilemma of Public Spirited Policemen’ examines the fear and dilemma of public spirited policemen. It tackles with some of the deepest fears of the policemen. The next essay, well researched by different writers, throws light on the role of forensic trichology in criminal justice delivery system. Written by Dr. V. Vinayak, Chitralekha, S. Kaur, Dr. A. Kadyan and A. Rai, the chapter ‘Forensic Trichology and Its Importance in Crimre Cases’ reveal different aspects of forensic science in solving the criminal cases. The next chapter ‘Investigation of Different Patterns of Hanging– Suicidal or Homicidal’ by Dr. Manoj Kumar Mallick, Anita Kadiyan and Ajay Kumar highlights various incidents related to hanging and suicides in the district of Panchkula, Haryana. In the next chapter writer deals with various development models of modern policing tools like e-warfarw, e-surveillance, etc. as a relevant ‘convergent’ approach for modern law-enforcement agencies. Terming aggression as a major personality aspect of those who spend majority of their life on roads, Varun Goel has traced out the aggressiveness in behaviour of truck drivers, bus drivers and auto drivers. Aggression is a major contributor in accidents happening almost every day on roads. In the last essay, Dr. Tribhuwan Kumar and Anandita Srivastava attempt to examine the evolution of the Indian Police, the various phases it went through and is still going through. Their paper ‘Changing Role and Responsibilities of the Indian Police’ also examines the problem of accountability in Indian police and its causes.

The book brings together rich historical records, statistical data, maps, and empirical surveys and observations, provides additional wealth of information to the readers. Focusing on the challenges faced by mounting terrorism activities and the changes in policing to counter them, the book draws out valuable lessons applicable in various degrees in Indian cities.

 By Nilabh Krishna


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