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Dying Declaration

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Dying Declaration had been a significant instrument of administration of justice since time immemorial. The common principle on which this class of evidence is admitted is that they are declara...

Case Comment: Raju Thapa vs. State of Uttarakhand

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It is better that ten guilty persons escape than one innocent suffer. - Sir William Blackstone Law does not operate in vacuum. It is not a set of mechanical rules, but requires subtle applica...

A Criminological analysis to the crimes against women

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We, Humans are social animals. We are all socialized into these abstract notions of a society. A society is defined as ‘alarge group of people who live together in an organized way, making de...

Declining heinous crime rates in Delhi but at the same time raised 6% theft c...

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Amulya Patnaik, Delhi Police commissioner has argued that his force was able to control the “heinous” crimes such as dacoity, attempt to murder, robberies, rioting and rapes, which showed a...

Differential association:an effect of association with criminal

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Sutherland advocated theory of differential association which describes the association with criminal how influences behavior of individual. It says that individual not only imitate it but unde...

How Does Criminal Background Check Take Place in India?

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Have you got your dream job in the government sector? Congratulations! But, have you thought about the criminal background check? It’s important. You will have to come across this verification ...

Eyewitness Testimonies: A Gateway to Wrongful Convictions

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This paper is written as a reaction to the judgment delivered by the Supreme Court of India in the case of Daya Singh versus the State of Haryana[1] and the focus of this paper will primarily b...

The Probation of Offenders Act- An Analysis

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The object of Criminal Law is more inclined towards the reformation of the offender than to punish him. Instead of keeping an accused with hardened criminals in a prison, the court can order pe...

Why blasphemous laws should be abolished?

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The word blasphemous laws means law relating to hurting the religious sentiment of the people. In India There is no special law like domestic violence Act 2005. The concept of blasphemous law h...

The Journey of a Criminal Case From Investigation to Trial

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It is true that crime and criminal are looked upon the society with the greatest hatred by all sections of the people of the society. The punishment for a crime is decided by the procedures est...