Journal of Criminal Law


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Criminal Law, Justice and Crime Within The Context of Administration of Justtice in Nigeria By Nnawulezi Uche Augustus,  Federal University Ndufu-Alike Ikwo, Abakaliki Ebonyi State

The developing pattern in new technologies of warfare and expanded system of crime commission in Nigeria has necessitated the pressing need to look at the criminal law mechanisms set up and furthermore express disapproval over the criminal justice at least to the level of a minimum universal standard. This paper examines nature of crime, criminal law and criminal justice administrations which are more than ever basic issues of concern in Nigeria today as new innovations of warfare is on the expansion. Read More

Narco Analysis By Mubeena H.

In the changing paradigm of society the individual started to search their place in the domain of comfortability and for these they want to be strong economy, strong in politics and strong in the culture. This leads a huge competition among the people and people started using newer technologies in every area so that one will always dominate others. The criminal justice system is no more different from other systems and it has also affected from new technological advancements. Read More

Impact of Emergency on Fundamental Rights BY Ankita Soni

The constitution of India is unique in respect that it contains a complete scheme for speedy re-adjustment of the peace-time governmental machinery in moments of national peril. These provisions may appear to be particularly in a constitution which professes to be built upon an edifice of fundamental rights and democracy. But the provisions must be studied in the light of India’s past history; India had her in glorious days whenever the central power grew weak. Read More

Marial Rape and It’s repercussions By Damini Ganguly

When someone thinks of rape, the first thing that pops into their mind is to think of someone who is a stranger, a malicious person. Usually no one thinks of rape in the context of marriage. Even woman themselves find it difficult to believe that a husband can rape his wife. After all, how can a man be accused of rape if he is availing his conjugal rights? It is indicative that a woman has no right to her own body and her will is subject to that of her husband. Read More

Custodial violence of Police in India in the light of “International Convention against Torture, 1984” to protect the Human Rights of Prisoners By Rhea Banerjee

Custodial violence a kind of violence taking place in the custody whether legal or not, which is not warranted by the law of the land. Violence may be subtle or extreme like abusing, emotional or physical violence, thrashing and beating, rape or even death. The nature of custdy may be judicial, police or under any institution obliged to take care of the inmates like hospitals, homes etc. Custodial violence is a calculated assault on human dignity. Read More

Threat to Minorities in India and Constitutional Safeguards: A Critical Analysis of socio-political situation in Democratic India By Archi Jain

The essence and efficiency of democracy lies in protection and fair treatment of the minorities of that state or the country1. Protection of minorities‟ rights is the real litmus test for identifying the success of the democracy. If minorities feel safe and protection in the ambience of country, the democracy is prospering and thriving for the welfare of the people. Read More


Grave and sudden provocation: An analysis of K. M. Nanavati v. State of Bombay and the developments thereafter By Isha Singh & Raina Varma, NMIMS Kirti P Mehta School of Law

The case of K. M. Nanavati v. State of Bombay is one of the landmark judgments in the history of the Indian judiciary. The case received unprecedented media coverage, inspiring books and movies on the facts of it. It was also the last case to be heard as a jury trial in India, since the Government abolished jury system as a result of this case. This paper aims to understand the meaning and evolution of the defence of ‘grave and sudden provocation’ and the gradual change in judicial interpretation with respect to the same. Read More

Is Justice Always Delivered with Equity? By Ayush Gupta, Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai

Justice, equity & good conscience‟ are the basic principles of common law. Indian judicial system boasts to follow these principles effectively. However, in reality, Salman Khan gets bail within hours whereas a poor man waits for years for his trial itself. This general trend of VIP culture is followed everywhere and courts are not an exception to this as well. While a celebrity like Sanjay Dutt spends half of his time on parole, a poor man from Assam is found spending 51 years in prison awaiting his trial for an offence punishable with not more than 3 Years. Read More

Protection Against Pursuit: Cyber Bullying As A Form of Online Harassment Against Women in India By Sonal Kalia & Dr. Garima Pal, Assistant Professor Symbiosis Law School, Pune

Women in India develop a variety of strategies to deal with the verbal threats they face. However, these strategies very rarely include the law, my research shows why there is a silence around the question of legal effectiveness and recourse for online verbal abuse. This research paper seeks to understand the extent to which law in India can help and whether or not there are enough laws to protect women from online harassment especially cyber bullying. Why women at large take legal help as the last resort or simply not a resort at all. Read More

Application of Impossibility Test for Differentiating Preparation With Attempt By Pratyusha Kar, West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences

Execution of a crime comprises of four stages – mental stage, preparation stage, attempt stage and the final stage of actual accomplishment of the crime. The preparation stage of a crime is punishable only under certain circumstances. But the attempt stage is always punishable and often it becomes difficult to differentiate between preparations for crime with attempt towards commissioning of the crime. Impossibility test is one of the methods; the courts usually adopt to establish such differentiation. Read More

The Good Faith Exception to Defamation Under the IPC: A Critical Analysis By Syed Aatif, Advocate, Supreme Court of India

The Indian Penal Code (IPC) is the principal legislation governing substantive criminal law in India. With few exceptions, most of such penal provisions are stated therein. One such is defamation. The law punishes any act done intended to harm someone’s reputation. It has ten exceptions. In a scenario where a case falls under any of them, a person will be saved from the wrath of Section 500. Read More

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