Putting Victims First: Confronting Challenges in India's Criminal Justice System

1Anuleena Bhattacharjee

2Ritu Basu

1The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences,
2School of Law and Justice, Adamas University

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Abstract:

The paper explores the intricacies of India's criminal justice system, with a specific emphasis on the often-overlooked rights and requirements of victims. The paper assesses the current landscape in India, critically evaluating the involvement of victim at various stages of India's criminal justice system, such as pre-trial processes, victim involvement during trials, the compounding and withdrawal of cases, and delves into the post-trial support for victims. Highlighting the limited and passive role victims currently play in these processes and contrasting this with more victim- centered approaches in France and the United States, the authors aim to offer constructive recommendations for enhancing victim justice in India.

Keywords:

Indian Criminal Justice System, Victim Rights, Victim-Centred Approach, Post-Trial Support

Paper Details
Month03
Year2020
Volume24
IssueIssue 3
Pages7983-7988