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Policing Delhi: Urbanization, Crime, and Law Enforcement

Om Prakash Mishra


Set against the backdrop of the capital’s history, culture, and socio-political scenario, this is a full-length study of the connection between rapid urbanization, rising crime, and law enforcement in Delhi. Providing an insider’s account of the evolution of policing in Delhi since the mid-19th century, the book closely looks at the patterns of policing in the ‘seven cities of Delhi’. From infrastructure constraints and related crime, crime against women and juveniles, terrorism to technology, the typology of criminals, and its trends in the process of the growth of the metropolis—the analyses ... More

Keywords: urbanization, Delhi, patterns of policing, seven cities of Delhi, terrorism, infrastructure constraints, crime against women, Delhi police, over-urbanization

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780198075950
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075950.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Om Prakash Mishra, author
Deputy Commissioner of Police, Delhi