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Social Exclusion and Criminal Law
Social exclusion and criminal law
S.R.Sankaran
Introduction

It was in late 19th century under British colonial rule that the Indian Penal Code (IPC) emerged as the uniform criminal law of the country. As stated in its Preamble, the IPC 1860 was intended to provide for a general Penal Code for India. It deals with a wide range of offences grouped together in different chapters, starting with abetment (Chapter V); criminal conspiracy (Chapter VA, added in 1913); of offences, against the State (Chapter VI); relating to army, navy and air force (VII); against public tranquillity (VIII); relating to public servants (IX); elections (IXA, added in 1920); contempt of the lawful authority of public servants (X); false evidence and against public justice (XI); relating to ...

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