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EEO. 2020; 19(2): 2206-2213

Conviction Of Sexual Offenders In India: Need To Address The Gaps

Dr. Harleen Kaur.


The psychological change in the mindset of the society with respect to victims of sexual offences indeed has led to increase in number of reporting of First Information Reports (FIR) .However, unfortunately despite of the significant shifts in the substantial as well as procedural laws related to sexual offences over the years it is witnessed that there is still huge gap between the procedure prescribed under law and the actions undertaken in practice. The conviction rate of such offences is very low. Therefore, this article tries to identify all the lacunas right from filing of FIR till the pronouncement of the judgment by the court and provides for various suggestions to ensure that no preparators of such offences go unpunished

Key words: Victims, Sexual Offences, Lacunas, Investigation, Conviction

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