Death Penalty in the POCSO Act and its Impact

  • R.A. Katta
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  • R.A. Katta

    Advocate at Rajasthan High Court, India

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This paper outlines the impact of the introduction of the death penalty in the crime related with the POCSO Act, this article further highlights the amendments made by the legislation in this area and on several instances the guidelines laid down by the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India for its implication in the crime under POCSO Act. There is a strong intuitive appeal in the government’s position because it invokes an easy logical assumption that a harsher punishment will deter potential perpetrators. Amendment made by the government for the death penalty further outline it approach to address the need for stringent measures required to deter the rising trend of child sex abuse in the country.




International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 7, Issue 2, Page 574 - 579


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