ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Rape and Its Sentencing in India

Law without Order

Rape trials in India continue to subject female victims to archaic notions of shame and honour. In a scenario where conviction rates are low, sentencing is the new site for stereotyping, and patriarchal structures in the criminal justice system lead to increasingly sexist results. A system of guidelines is required to govern sentencing in this unregulated thicket of prejudices.



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