Policing Delhi:Urbanization, Crime, and Law Enforcement

Hardcover | December 15, 2011

byOm Prakash Mishra

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Urbanization poses several challenges before service delivery systems in almost every society. In a democratic society like India, a service delivery system like policing assumes even greater importance. From understanding Delhi as a unique metropolis, the patterns of policing in the 'sevencities of Delhi', and infrastructure constraints and related crime to terrorism, crime against women and juveniles, technology and policing, and the typology of criminals - this book looks at the evolution of Delhi over the years and the attendant changes. Focusing on the challenges posed byover-urbanization, this volume discusses the changes brought about in policing in Delhi over the years to counter the problems of crime, law and order, traffic and terrorism, among other issues. The appendices, including basic data sheet for the nine districts of Delhi and various charts and maps,provide a wealth of additional information.

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Urbanization poses several challenges before service delivery systems in almost every society. In a democratic society like India, a service delivery system like policing assumes even greater importance. From understanding Delhi as a unique metropolis, the patterns of policing in the 'sevencities of Delhi', and infrastructure constrain...

Om Prakash Mishra is Deputy Commissioner of Police, East District, Delhi Police.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 9.45 × 8.46 × 0.98 inPublished:December 15, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198075952

ISBN - 13:9780198075950

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. The Seven Cities of Delhi and the Patterns of Policing2. Delhi: Acropolis to Metropolis and the Nature of Policing3. Delhi: A Unique Metropolis4. Crime in Delhi5. Infrastructure Constraints and Crime6. Terrorism7. Crime Against Women and Juveniles8. Technology and Policing9. The Typology of Criminals10. The Prevention of Crime11. ConclusionAppendicesBibliographyIndex