Date of Award

Spring 6-2019

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


International Crime and Justice



First Advisor

Mangai Natarajan

Second Reader

Gohar Petrossian


Gender based violence is a human rights violation, both the causes and impacts of which crosses personal, societal and cultural boundaries. Various initiatives to address the problem of gender-based violence have resulted in many countries attempting to quantify the extent of such crimes. The purpose of this present study is to examine nature and extent of GBV in India for prevention policy actions. The National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB) of India publishes a consolidated list of reported crime happenings in the country every year. Recognizing gendered aspect of certain crimes, the NCRB maintains a separate chapter on incidences of crimes against women reported to the police in India since 1992. Using case study design, this study provides a comprehensive analysis of the NCRB data understanding – the various categories of crimes against women in India over the past 25 years. The findings are highly relevant in thinking about the appropriate social and situational prevention measures informed by criminological theories.



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