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Policing DelhiUrbanization, Crime, and Law Enforcement$
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Om Prakash Mishra

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780198075950

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075950.001.0001

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Infrastructure Constraints and Crime

Infrastructure Constraints and Crime

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(p.103) 5 Infrastructure Constraints and Crime
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Policing Delhi
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O.P. Mishra

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075950.003.0005

This chapter discusses various infrastructure constraints in Delhi and its role in influencing criminal behaviour and deviance. It looks at the First Master Plan, which was conducted from 1962–81, in an attempt to design and build the city to account for the infrastructural gaps. Another scheme used to solve these infrastructure constraints was the Squatter Resettlement Scheme during 1960. This specifically dealt with squatting on public land and the problem of the slums. It is noted that these squatters were a result of the onslaught of migration. The rest of the chapter dwells on examining the infrastructural gaps in Delhi—housing, electricity, and water, as well as the slowly increasing number of people in the city. The chapter concludes with a section on the structural constraints, including roads and parking spaces.

Keywords:   infrastructure constraints, structural constraints, First Master Plan, 1962–81, Squatter Resettlement Scheme, migration, Delhi, infrastructural gaps, criminal behaviour

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