There is no society which is free from crime and criminals. As society advances and new changes sets in crime is bound to increase. Any society which is dynamic should prepare itself to meet the challenge of crime. It is also important to note that even in the dim past crime existed.
There were the rules and don’ts of the society though they were not documented.
Causes of crime are multifaceted and this means that the treatment plan should also be multifaceted. A question which comes up often is, are criminals born or made by the society? Has hereditary any part to play?
Anatomy of crime attempts to address the theories which attempt to explain crime commission, how societies in the older times dealt with crime, the modern ways of dealing with criminals and lastly the book gives detailed and pragmatic approach to crime prevention.
Anatomy of crime covers introduction to basic concepts in criminology, Types of crimes, Theories of crime causation, History of punishments; Police, history, functions and challenges,
Capital punishment, Corporal punishment, History of prisons
Anatomy of crime also covers A view of prisons, prisoners, prison officers; Prison problems, Prisons reforms, Fine, Probation, Parole; Forfeiture, security for good behavior, settlements and absolute and conditional discharge, Extra mural penal employment (EMPE), Guided group interaction programmes and Crime prevention.