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INTRODUCTION The use of capital punishment has long been a controversial subject. There are many who favour its use, while there are others who strongly oppose it. Capital punishment is the ultimate punishment one can receive from a court of law. This type of punishment has existed for centuries. Historically, governments have sentenced criminals to… Read more »

Punishment and the application of law

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  Punishment and the application of law/ the law and order and the application of same law with different views  INTRODUCTION: Bhagwati, J delivering the judgment on behalf of himself, Chandrachud and Krishna Iyer, JJ. Propounded the new concept of equality in the following words-“Equality is a dynamic concept with many aspects and dimensions and… Read more »

Crime & Punishment

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CRIME on the OFFENCE JUSTICE on the DEFENCE India, no doubt, is a great country. It has a great system of criminal jurisprudence in which an individual/group has a right to commit a crime, heinous included, to run away from the scene of crime and, if caught, the right to claim he is innocent. This… Read more »

Delay in Death sentence: Dual punishment

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Shikha Patel Justice Iyer observes that “ In any scientific system which turns the focus, at the sentencing stage, not only on the crime, but also the criminal and seeks to personalize the punishment so that the reformatory component is as much operative as the deterrent element, it is essential that facts of social and… Read more »