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NCJ Number: 136918 Find in a Library
Title: Criminal Justice: Problems and Perspectives in India
Author(s): S V Rao
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 325
Sponsoring Agency: Konark Publishers PVT LTD
Delhi 110092, INdia
Publication Number: ISBN 81-220-0233-1
Sale Source: Konark Publishers PVT LTD
A-149 Main Vikas Marg
Delhi 110092,
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: India
Annotation: This book evaluates the effectiveness of the Indian criminal justice system; a legacy of the British colonial system. The author argues that structural changes are needed in all components of the system to bring it into line with current national values.
Abstract: The comparative study of the criminal justice systems in several Western countries including the United States, the United Kingdom, France, and the former Soviet Union is useful in that it provides valuable reference points as well as a notion of how reforms in India should proceed. The book examines the neglected areas of court management and the criminology of bail as well as the system's endemic delays in the dispensation of justice. The trial of the accused assassins of Prime Minister Indira Ghandhi is used as the central case study of the book.
Main Term(s): Criminal justice system reform; Foreign criminal justice systems
Index Term(s): History of criminal justice; India; US/foreign comparisons
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