Neuroscience and the juvenile legislation

The Hinud I December 27, 2015 Scientific evidence suggests that the parts of the brain responsible for impulse control, decision-making, judgment and emotions, and crucial when fixing culpability in case of juvenile delinquency, keep developing into the twenties arlier this week, the Rajya Sabha cleared the ..... Read More

Experts disappointed over trying juveniles as adults

Afshan Yasmeen Cities » Bengaluru I The Hindu I January 7, 2016 Experts in the field of juvenile justice in Karnataka have expressed disappointment over passing the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015, which will allow those in the age group of 16 to ..... Read More

Government giving in to reactionary ideas

By Sagnik Dutta I Front Line I January 2, 2016 Interview with Ved Kumari, Professor of Law, University of Delhi, and Chairperson of the Delhi Judicial Academy. By Sagnik Dutta Ved Kumari is a professor of Law at the University of Delhi and the chairperson of the Delhi ..... Read More

India needs meaningful change to its justice system

Priya Virmani I The National I December 28, 2015 On December 16, 2012, the gang rape of a medical student aboard a bus in Delhi caught the attention of the international media. Young Indians took to the streets to protest, demanding justice for the victim, who succumbed ..... Read More

Juvenile Justice Bill: NHRC opposed move to lower age, says former chief

Written by Maneesh Chhibber I The Indian Express I New Delhi I December 27, 2015 Objection based on govt data, number of juveniles aged16-18 yrs accused of serious crimes not high: Balakrishnan Questioning the rationale that led Parliament to pass a new Juvenile Justice Bill, that lowers the ..... Read More

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