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Child Sexual Abuse and Protection Laws in India

Child Sexual Abuse and Protection Laws in India

First Edition
  • Debarati Halder - Professor of legal studies in the Unitedworld School of Law, Karnavati University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat


August 2018 | 236 pages | SAGE India

Child Sexual Abuse and Protection Laws in India presents in-depth research on the sexual abuse of children in India, the related protection laws and the gaps in current preventive measures. The book includes chapters on the nature of sexual offences theories that explain why they occur, and the laws for regulating the same. It discusses the role of the judiciary and the criminal justice machinery in preventing abuse and cyber sexual crimes targeting children. This book studies the existing legal procedural provisions, regulations with case laws, several new mechanisms to deal with juvenile delinquency, rehabilitation of juvenile offenders, various jurisprudential understandings and judicial analysis of the issue. The book advocates the use of innovative approaches, such as the therapeutic jurisprudential approach, in the sentencing and rehabilitation of juvenile victims and offenders to ensure their physical and psychological well-being. 

Foreword by Kieran McGrath, Director, Irish Child and Family Institute
Part I: Introduction
Impact of Child Rights Convention and Its Optional Protocol on Development of Child Sexual Abuse Preventive Laws in India
Part II: Types of the Offences and Punishments
Penetrative Sexual Offences
Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment of Children
Cyber Sexual Crimes
Abetments, Attempts and Criminal Motives in Sexual Abuse of Children
Part III: Procedural Practices for Reporting, Investigation, Prosecution and Trials
Reporting of Crimes, Preliminary Investigation and Witness/Victim Protection
Juvenile Offenders of Sexual Offences
Prosecution and Trial
Part IV: Sentencing and Rehabilitation
Sentencing, Rehabilitation and Social Reintegration of Children

‘The book sets out the legal provisions in great detail and also lists important case laws to put fl­esh on the jurisprudential bones … the author has rightly commented on HOW the law is applied and not just WHAT the law is stated to be....’

Kieran McGrath,
Director, Irish Child and Family Institute, Dublin

“Valuable work for the general public, academicians, law students and practitioners to realize how the laws change in India in different scenarios.”

The Statesman

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ISBN: 9789352806843