The Juvenile Justice System in India: From Welfare to Rights

Paperback | January 1, 2010

byVed Kumari

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The book explores socio-legal and human rights dimensions of Juvenile Justice System (JJS) in India. Addressing the issue from a wide range of perspectives-sociological, demographic, legislative, judicial, and interventionist-the book attempts a macro level examination of these issues in amultidimensional perspective. The study identifies the nature, scope, and structure of JJS, and analyses and identifies the stumbling blocks in the development of JJS in India. It also draws together various strands of complex and diverse issues where substantive and procedural lacunae relating toJJS is debated and measures suggested. The volume provides a comparative analysis of provisions of earlier enactment for evolving a comprehensive and integrated Juvenile Justice System in view of the vision and concerns of the lawmakers as also the pattern of implementation under the earlierlegislation.

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The book explores socio-legal and human rights dimensions of Juvenile Justice System (JJS) in India. Addressing the issue from a wide range of perspectives-sociological, demographic, legislative, judicial, and interventionist-the book attempts a macro level examination of these issues in amultidimensional perspective. The study identif...

Ved Kumari is Chairperson at the Delhi Judicial Academy, Karkarduma Court Complex, Delhi.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:440 pages, 8.46 × 5.51 × 0.01 inPublished:January 1, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198065779

ISBN - 13:9780198065777

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Paperback EditionForewordAbbreviationsList of Tables and ChartsList of CasesIntroduction1. Children in India2. Historical Development of the Juvenile Justice System in India3. Legislative Process at the Central Level4. Normative Structure at the Juvenile Justice System in India5. Judicial Process - Role of the Higher Courts6. Implementation under the Children Acts7. The Supreme Court Initiative for Implementation of the Juvenile Justice Act8. Conclusions and SuggestionsBibliographyIndex