1st Edition

Delivering Justice Issues and Concerns

Edited By Sibnath Deb, G. Subhalakshmi Copyright 2021
    288 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge India

    288 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge India

    288 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge India

    This book critically analyzes emerging issues and challenges in delivering timely justice to common people. It brings a wide range of contemporary and relevant issues relating to the gross violation of human rights and presents situation-based evidence from, and first-hand experiences of behavioral, social and legal professionals. It deals with themes such as holding administrations accountable and securing justice, challenges for the judiciary in the early disposal of cases, challenges to the forensic community, green federalism and environmental justice, current threats to human rights, ethics in the criminal justice system and honor killing from socio-cultural perspectives.

    Topical and comprehensive, this book will be an excellent read for scholars and researchers of political studies, legal studies, human rights, psychology, behavioural studies, political sociology, sociology, development studies, governance and public policy, environmental studies and South Asian studies. It will also interest policymakers, nongovernmental organizations, activists and professionals in the field.

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    List of contributors

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    Introduction: delivering justice

    1 Delivering justice

    Sibnath Deb and G. Subhalakshmi

    PART I Sociopsychological perspectives

    2 Protecting children’s rights: the paramount rule of law for a healthy and prosperous society

    Aleena Maria Sunny and Sibnath Deb

    3 Parental separation and its implications on child welfare and well-being

    Sibnath Deb and Aleena Maria Sunny

    4 Protection of sex workers in India: a critical view

    G. Subhalakshmi

    5 Honor killing: social, psychological and cultural perspectives

    M. Dhamodharan

    6 Impact of timely delivery of services during the flood in Kerala and other challenges

    Sreelatha N.

    7 A review of children’s rights in relation to health and well-being

    Priyanka Moola

    8 The third sector: civil society organizations in delivering justice

    Subhasis Bhadra

    PART II Legal and ethical perspectives

    9 Province of the Apex Court in enforcing human rights in India

    Jatindra Kumar Das

    10 Ethics and good governance: administrative reforms to combat corruption

    D. Umamaheswari

    11 Family court: a path forward to conciliation of family disputes

    B. Sujatha

    12 Green federalism and environmental justice: issues and challenges

    Niranjan E. V. and Rohan Ross

    13 Decoding the Indian judiciary’s inefficiency in the timely disposal of cases: a brief analysis

    Sibadutta Dash and Sneha Patra

    14 Revolutionizing community perspectives about Indian police

    Aiswarya Ravikumar and Rahmathullah M.

    15 Current threats to human rights: challenges in upholding justice

    Lina Acca Mathew

    16 Protection against enforced disappearance: need of the hour

    Asawari G. Abhyankar and Aditi Tulsyan

    17 Ethics in the criminal justice system

    Karun Sanjaya and Devika Praveen

    18 Roles and functions of various agencies in conducting POCSO cases: judiciary, prosecutors, police and the Child Welfare Committee

    Chemmalar S.

    19 Advocates: ‘sentinel on the qui vive

    N. Kavitha Rameshwar



    Sibnath Deb is director at the Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development, Sriperumbudur, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India, Tamil Nadu, India. Previously, he was a professor at the Department of Applied Psychology, Pondicherry University, and has also taught at the University of Calcutta, India.

    G. Subhalakshmi is a faculty member at the School of Law, Pondicherry University, India.