Criminology and criminal justice is in its infancy in India. This book attempts to examine India's crime problem in detail and document if and how its criminal justice system has responded to emerging challenges and opportunities. The objective is to move beyond mere observations and thoughtful opinions, and make contributions that are the next steps in the development of an empirical (or evidence-based) criminology and criminal justice on this vast and diverse country-by focusing on research that is both balanced and precise.

This book brings together a diverse set of 32 academics from India, the US, and the UK who have authored 19 chapters on many aspects of crime and justice in India.

The organizational components or sectors of the criminal justice system are the police, the courts, and corrections. The studies collected here provide balanced coverage of the entire criminal justice system and not just one component of it. The first section of this book consists of overviews of several major issues that affect the entire criminal justice system. Section Two considers topics related to the gateway of the criminal justice system, policing. Section Three takes up the operational problems of criminal law and courts and Section Four deals with the difficult question of punishment and correction, the last part of the criminal justice system.

Toward a Compliance Model: The Indian Supreme Court and the Attempted Revolution in Child Rights

Toward a Compliance Model: The Indian Supreme Court and the Attempted Revolution in Child Rights

Toward a compliance model: The Indian supreme court and the attempted revolution in child rights


The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2000, introduced a wide range of options: community placement, imposition of fines on parents, counseling to families of children in conflict with law, and nonpunitive treatment of juveniles. For example, the Act included noncriminal justice terminology; adoption of a child-friendly approach in the adjudication and disposition of matters concerning the best interests of children; and a strong emphasis on rehabilitation. Recent court reviews indicate, however, that many states have disregarded the Act's provisions. As a result, the Indian Supreme Court has directed all states to establish Juvenile ...

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