Criminal Law

Corrective Labour as a form of Punishment in India

Traditionally, the purpose of punishment for crimes has always been retribution and deterrence. This is evident in the types of punishments meted out to criminals in the past. Traditional punishments involve the offender being tortured and/or killed. However, in contemporary times, the purpose of punishment has changed largely to the reformation of the offender. TheContinue reading “Corrective Labour as a form of Punishment in India”

Forensic Science: Evidentiary Value & Real vs. Reel Life

Forensic Science is the use of scientific principles, theories and experiments to help investigate a civil or criminal case. Forensic Science, in this era of science and technology, has developed in such a way that crime investigations now heavily depend on it. Forensic Science, in criminal cases, is mainly related to the collection, preservation, identification,Continue reading “Forensic Science: Evidentiary Value & Real vs. Reel Life”

Crime, Criminality and the Principle of Crime Prevention

Introduction In the Post-modern world, crimes exist in various forms, accomodating a wide array of offenses. The trends that mainstream crimes now follow have encountered a significant statistical change with time and evolution of human perception. Crime is now no longer seen as an independent element of societal problems, rather it has become a problemContinue reading “Crime, Criminality and the Principle of Crime Prevention”

Circumstantial Evidence: Admissibility, Weightage and Risk Factor in Criminal Cases

Evidence can broadly be classified as direct and circumstantial evidence. In a layman’s understanding, circumstantial evidence is simply a collection of facts or evidence which, on a deductive method of reasoning and proper analysis, gives a concrete conclusion. An example below will help us visualize the core concept of both the type of evidences. ScenarioContinue reading “Circumstantial Evidence: Admissibility, Weightage and Risk Factor in Criminal Cases”

Alternatives to Imprisonment within the Criminal Justice System

A lot of developing countries are finding it tough to manage their prisons. Such over populated penal institutions only provide inadequate living conditions to inmates and this affects the both physically and psychologically.  They have to be detained for long periods and these prisons are usually unable to carry out the tasks of training andContinue reading “Alternatives to Imprisonment within the Criminal Justice System”

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