Re-Examining Laws Related to Rape: A Comparative Study in USA and India

  • Hatik Singhal and Priyadarshini Tiwari
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  • Hatik Singhal

    Student at Law College Dehradun, Uttaranchal University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India

  • Priyadarshini Tiwari

    Assistant Professor at Law College Dehradun, Uttaranchal University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India

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A girl kid can be a victim of a crime or the object of attention of one from the moment of her birth or earlier. The nature of the offences varies, just as the levels do. According to data from the National Crime Records Bureau, India's crime rate was 46 per 100,000 in 2012; the rate of rape was 2 per 100,000; the rate of dowry murder was 0.7 per 100,000; and the incidence of domestic abuse by spouses or their families was 5.9 per 100,000. "While the 85% prevalence of sexual violence in the country [India] is among the lowest in the world, it is estimated to affect 27.5 million women in India," said a 2014 report published in the Lancet. Additionally, according to a 2006 survey, only 1% of women who had suffered sexual violence—whether it occurred inside or outside of marriage—reported it to the police, and 85% of them never sought assistance. The author will discuss the causes of violence and gender discrimination as well as how women are treated in both countries. In addition, this discussion covers the rights of victims of rape as well as the gaps in the legislation against rape using a variety of case laws. Finally, it goes into detail on the changes that should be made to the laws of that specific nation.




International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 7, Issue 3, Page 2146 - 2157


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