Heinous Crimes Committed by the Juvenile against Women in India: With Special Reference to Juvenile Justice Act, 2015

  • Nishant Kumar
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  • Nishant Kumar

    Student at University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, India

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In our day to day life, we are coming across various news regarding the criminal act committed by the juveniles. Most prominent among these news were those which were related to the minor’s committing heinous crime of the age group between 16 to 18 years old. There was a huge debate in the parliament as well as in whole country that if these minors are capable of committing such heinous crimes like rape and murder, then is it considerable to say that these minors don’t have that mental capacity to understand that the crimes committed by them were of heinous nature? Finally a new amendment came in the year 2015 which was mainly in news because of the provision that talked about treating juvenile between the age group of 16 to 18 as an adult in case of heinous crime such as rape, murder, etc. committed by them. Researcher has taken this topic to study the perception of common people regarding the new amendment made by the government in the laws related to juveniles & find out the problem faced by women because of the safeguard provided to juvenile under former juvenile justice statute. The method adopted for the research is empirical research and primary data would be collected. To collect primary data snow-ball technique, a non-probability sample has been used by the researchers. The questionnaire has been prepared by the researcher and it is shared with the various people of the society, as well as the students, common people and faculty of different field of study to get their point of view on the respective matter.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 3, Page 1885 - 1905

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.11652

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