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- DescriptionThis rare comprehensive critique of crimilogy in India brings together widely respected activists, advocates, bureaucrats, scholars and practitioners who share their concerns about the Indian criminal justice system through an interdisciplinary lens and discuss the need to entrench human rights in Indian polity. It is a significant step towards mapping the ways in which interdisciplinary research and human rights activism might inform legal praxis more effectively and holistically. Challenging the Rule(s) of Law: Colonialism, Crimilogy and Human Rights in India contests unproblematic assumptions of the rule of law and opens out avenues for a renewed and radical study of criminal law in the country. The collection looks at the problem of criminal law from the early colonial period to the present, examining the problem of overt violence by state actors and their compliance with dominant private actors. It calls into question the denial by the state of the wherewithal for bare life, which compounds people's vulnerability to a repressive rule of law. This work is a must read for students, researchers and faculty of Law, Criminal Law, Crimilogy, Legal History, Human Rights, Sociology of Law and Colonial History. It will also be invaluable for law historians, legal scholars and policy makers, especially the judiciary.
- Author BiographyKalpana Kannabiran is the recipient of the inaugural Amartya Sen Award for Social Scientists, 2012, for her work in Law. She is a sociologist and legal researcher and is currently Director, Council for Social Development, Hyderabad, an autonomous research institute supported by the Indian Council for Social Science Research. She was awarded the VKRV Rao Prize for Social Science Research in the field of Social Aspects of Law by the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) in 2003. She was part of the founding faculty of National Academy of Legal Studies and Research (NALSAR) University of Law where she taught sociology and law for a decade (1999-2009) and is a founder member of Asmita Resource Centre for Women where she has coordinated research and legal outreach for women. Kannabiran has been the general secretary of the Indian Association for Women's Studies (1998-2000) and is active in the International Sociological Association. She was a member of the Expert Group on the Equal Opportunity Commission, Government of India (2007-2008) and member of the Expert Group on Legal Education Reform in Kerala, Government of Kerala. She has been an activist in the women's movement since the late 1970s. Ranbir Singh, Vice Chancellor of NALSAR University of Law from 1998 to 2008, is currently Vice Chancellor, National Law School, Delhi. He was Member of the DNA Profiling Advisory Committee constituted by the Department of Bio-technology, Government of India and member of the Committee appointed by the Ministry of Home Affairs, to draft a new Police Act. Before setting up NALSAR in 1998, Prof. Ranbir Singh taught Law at Kurukshetra University, Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak and the National Law School of India University, Bangalore.
- PublisherSAGE Publications Inc
- Date of Publication30/09/2008
- SubjectSocial Issues, Services & Welfare
- Place of PublicationThousand Oaks
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintSAGE Publications Inc
- Content Noteblack & white tables, figures
- Weight1043 g
- Width184 mm
- Height241 mm
- Spine33 mm
- Edited byKalpana Kannabiran,Ranbir Singh
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