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The Typology of Criminals

O.P. Mishra

in Policing Delhi

Published in print April 2012 | ISBN: 9780198075950
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199080892 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075950.003.0009
The Typology of Criminals

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This chapter attempts to classify criminals in Delhi using three broad parameters, which are studied in the following sections. The first is on the statistical analysis of criminals who were arrested over the years under various categories. These are the first time criminals, anonymous characters, and criminals on record. The second is on the sociological factors behind the commission of crime, such as the deprived lot and the marginal man. The third and final classification of criminals in Delhi is the criminals who have specialized in a certain type of crime. They are the Pardhi Community, the Thak-Thak Group, auto lifters, and the courier bag robbers. All these types of Delhi criminals are discussed in detail.

Keywords: Delhi; criminal typology; deprived lot; marginal man; Pardhi Community; courier bag robbers; Thak-Thak Group; auto lifters; first time criminals; criminals on record; anonymous characters

Chapter.  6490 words. 

Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies

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