Inclination of Judges to Sentence Death Penalty in Cases of Murder involving Sexual Offence

  • Mayank Sharma
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  • Mayank Sharma

    LL.M. student at Department of Law, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, Haryana, India

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The topic may not be justified, but based on data from the last few years, the statement appears to be correct. The article is based on the observation of a shift in the pattern of judgment pronouncement. In 2018, trial courts imposed the death penalty on 162 people, which is higher than the 102 people sentenced to death in 2019. However, the proportion of death penalties imposed for sexual offenses increased in 2019. In 2016, trial courts imposed the death penalty on 150 people, 27 of whom were convicted of murder or sexual offenses. In 2017, the trial court imposed 108 death sentences, 43 of which were for murder and sexual offenses. In 2018 it was 67 out of 162, and in 2019 it was 54 out of 102.




International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 5, Issue 6, Page 1630 - 1636


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