Anonymous Editor’s note: § 377 of the Indian Penal Code criminalises any “unnatural” offences with a with imprisonment for life, or extending to ten years, and a fine. It draws parallel from laws prohibiting sodomy and bestiality in England, consent being wholly immaterial. This paper looks at the history of […]
By Raunak Samdani, National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi “Editor’s Note: Chapter VII of the Indian Penal Code deals with offences committed in relation to any defence personnel. This paper discusses the various provisions of the Code which elucidate such offences.” INTRODUCTION This chapter deals with certain offences which […]
By Akhil Mahesh, National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi “Editor’s Note: The Constitution of India grants freedom of religion and the Indian Penal Code lays down provisions for offences relating to religion. These offences can be classified into three broad categories: defilement of places of worship or objects of […]
By Raghavendra Pratap Singh, National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi Editor’s Note: Section 34 of the Indian Penal Code deals with Common Intention. As per this provision, when a number of persons engaged in a criminal act with a common intention, each person is made liable as if he […]
By using the data of National Crime Records Bureau , the authors have examined the overall trends and characteristics of crime, crime rates and crime control techniques in each stage of the criminal justice system in India. From the data analyzed, it has been determine that economic, political, and societal factors have played a crucial role in the occurrence of crime and crime control practices. Recent phenomena, like the financial crisis and the current political stalemate in India, seem to have contributed to this disturbing increase in crime. If these factors can be stabilized, then we may anticipate the improvement of the crime situation in India.
By Samarth Trigunayat, CNLU Editor’s Note: Criminal breach of trust is defined under Section 405 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860. The section, in a nutshell, reads as ‘dishonest misappropriation’ or ‘conversion to own use’ another person’s property. Criminal breach of trust and criminal misappropriation (under Section 403) is distinguished from […]