ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

Articles By K P Asha Mukundan

Criminality and Passport Issuance

In recent times, the passport has become an identity proof for most Indian citizens apart from being a travel document. In this regard, the insistence on “clean/no criminal record” as a qualifying criterion to obtain a passport must be questioned. Further, the lack of uniformity in the requirement of a clean record for renewal or disqualification of passports and the lack of cogency in the police verification exercise need to be reviewed and remedied.

The Real Story behind Juvenile Crime Data

This article looks at the data, reported in the Crime in India- Statistics Report, Chapter 10, on juveniles in confl ict with the law and analyses and interprets it against the "disclaimer" and "limitations" published in the Crime in India-Compendium Report for 2013. The terminologies used by the National Crime Records Bureau are critically analysed and the authenticity of certain tables and figures with respect to juveniles in conflict with law have been questioned.