Crime of Voyeurism and Stalking in India: Issues and Challenges

  • Bijoy Sharma and Dr. Naveen Kumar
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  • Bijoy Sharma

    Ph.D Research Scholar at Dept. of Law, North-Eastern Hill University, (A Central University) Shillong, India.

  • Dr. Naveen Kumar

    Assistant Professor at Dept. of Law, North-Eastern Hill University, (A Central University) Shillong, India.

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The condition of women in Indian society in terms of facing crime is not appreciating; at this juncture, the increased numbers of crimes against women, responses from the law enforcement agencies are a matter of discussion and finding out of effective solution. The subject matter of this article is simply an attempt to analyse the role of police in the investigation process in offences of voyeurism and stalking. This paper discussed the concept of voyeurism, stalking, and judicial contribution to it. Ever since the incorporation of new offences such as voyeurism and stalking has taken place in the Indian Penal Code, 1860 through the Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2013 the role of Indian Police in the investigation becomes a major concern. No doubt still there are many areas where reforms are needed in the Indian criminal law and police system, be it the inclusion of more information technology in the crime investigation, bifurcation of police in the maintenance of law and order, and investigation. Public awareness, vigilance, participation in maintaining law and order and gender-neutral definition will to some curb the menace of such emerging crime.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 4, Page 1636 - 1653


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