Normlessness and Seeds of Criminality in Kashmir: A Social Analysis

Aijaz Ahmad Mir


Both crime and criminal have become the focus of attention in the present day Kashmiri society. It is a regrettable fact that we have not so far undertaken comprehensive macro and micro level studies of crimes in Kashmir which could have facilitated a better understanding of its causes and effects and help to devise proper remedial measures. It is evident from the facts that normlessness is the main cause of criminality in any state. So is true with the Kashmiri society. This research paper has the special focus on normlessness as the causative agent of criminality in Kashmir which is also validated by the empirical findings. The crimes in the state had been divided into three major sections with special attention on militant violence.

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International Journal of Criminology and Sociological Theory | ISSN : 1916-2782