- Author: O P Mishra
- Publisher: Oxford University Press
- ISBN: 9780198075950
Set against the backdrop of the capital's history, culture, and socio-political scenario, this is the first 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, and terrorism to technology and policing and the typology of criminals-the analyses demonstrate Delhi's uniqueness as a metropolis and the attendant challenges. While the rich historical records, statistical data, maps, and empirical surveys and observations brought together for the first time provide a wealth of additional information, the bibliography offers suggestions for the interested reader. Focusing on the challenges posed by over-urbanization and the changes in policing to counter them, the book draws out valuable lessons applicable in various degrees in other Indian cities.