Deterrence Theory as a Theory of Punishment

Deterrence Theory as a Theory of Punishment

Introduction – History is a witness to the fact that when the crime rate proliferates in society punishments are introduced to curb them. It has been clearly evident that punishments have always been instrumental to stop the crime rate and restore public order. Punishment can be defined as the hardships imposed on an individual in […]

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ATTEMPT TO COMMIT OFFENCES (SECTION 511 OF INDIAN PENAL CODE, 1860)

ATTEMPT TO COMMIT OFFENCES (SECTION 511 OF INDIAN PENAL CODE, 1860)

INTRODUCTION The crime rate is at increase in our society. To constitute an offence, there are various stages. These stages include intention, preparation, attempt and commission. The first stage is the intention. If there is only intention to commit an offence, then it is not punishable because, at any point in time, a person can […]

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Joseph Shine vs. Union of India

Joseph Shine vs Union of India (Case Summary)

TITLE: Joseph Shine vs Union of India CASE No. Writ petition (criminal) no. 194 of 2017 PETITIONER: Joseph Shine RESPONDENT:  Union of India EQUIVALENT CITATION: 2018 SC 1676 BENCH:  Deepak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar, Justice D.Y Chandrachud, Justice Indu Malhotra, and  Justice  R.F. Nariman. DATE OF JUDGMENT:  27 September 2018 PREFACE: In India, the law […]

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domestic violence Difference between statically and the real image

Domestic Violence: Difference between statically and the real image

Introduction Domestic violence is violence or other abuse in a domestic setting, such as in marriage or cohabitation. Domestic violence is often used as a synonym for intimate partner violence, which is committed by a spouse or partner in an intimate relationship against the other spouse or partner, and can take place in heterosexual or same-sex relationships, or between former spouses or partners. In its broadest sense, domestic violence also involves violence […]

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Offences related to Weights and Measures

Offences related to Weights and Measures

Introduction – The Consumer Protection Act, 1986 was enacted to safeguard the interests of the consumers and protect them from exploitation and unfair trade practices. Still, consumers were exploited by the traders and then provisions were made under the Indian Penal Code, 1860 to stop traders from indulging into activities of trade abuse. The Consumer […]

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KIDNAPPING AND ITS PUNISHMENT

KIDNAPPING AND ITS PUNISHMENT

INTRODUCTION The criminal conducts regarding hurt, murder, culpable homicide, grievous hurt, kidnapping, abduction, wrongful confinement, etc are the offences affecting the human body and life. These offences affect not only the life of an individual but also, the society at large. Hence, it becomes very important that punishment is given to the offenders. The Indian […]

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Difference between Unlawful Assembly & Rioting with Affray

Difference between Unlawful Assembly & Rioting with Affray

The Indian Constitution has played an integral role in safeguarding the rights of its citizens. It has not only provided for protection of life and personal liberty but also empowers the citizens to assemble peacefully without arms to practice their freedom of speech and expression. We have witnessed innumerable revolutions that have occurred because of […]

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