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Delivering Justice
Issues and Concerns

ISBN 9780367341299
Published October 1, 2020 by Routledge India
288 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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


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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.