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AN INSIGHT INTO INDIAN JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM

Author Name: Vaishali Rathore | Format: Paperback | Genre : Educational & Professional | Other Details

The book delves into an in-depth study of the Juvenile Justice System prevailing in India. In order to evaluate the current system, it is crucial to understand the meaning and definition of closely-associated terms like juvenile delinquency, children in need of care and protection, centres for their reforms and rehabilitation, etc. While the above terms are elaborated, the development of the Juvenile Justice laws in India over the years has been discussed. Further, the various factors compelling juveniles towards delinquency are highlighted, contemplating the views and theories of different scholars. The judgements of various courts and the ratio decidendi of landmark judgements have been accentuated to reach out to the present juvenile laws and legislations. The emergence of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015 has been reviewed while critically evaluating the JJA 2000. The Institutions under Indian Juvenile Justice System have been speculated upon along with the incidents of victimisation of juveniles in such institutions. A case study has been conducted over the inmates of an Observation Home in South Rajasthan. In this discussion, the staff members revealed the reasons for admission of a juvenile, their opinions on the juvenile residents, authorities, etc., and also their attributions the reasons for their delinquencies. Ultimately, suggestive reforms for improving the Juvenile Justice System have been elaborated upon.

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Vaishali Rathore

The author, Vaishali Rathore, is academically nurtured with a Bachelor’s (Honors) in Political Science from University of Delhi and Masters in Law (LLM) in Criminology. Her intrinsic solicitude towards the ‘Juveniles’ and knowledge of law have propelled her to carry out researches on the children who are facing social and legal  challenges either as  delinquents or as children in need of care and protection by studying their psycho-social conditions and the related legal provisions. She aspires to contribute to the enrichment and upliftment of the budding future of society. She is an ardent believer in the lines quoted by Nelson Mandela: “The children must, at last, play in the open veld, no longer tortured by the pangs of hunger or ravaged by the disease or threatened with the scourge of ignorance, molestation and abuse, and no longer required to engage in deeds whose gravity exceeds the demands of their tender years”. 

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