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Delivering Justice
Issues and Concerns

ISBN 9780429324062
Published September 30, 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.

Table of Contents

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 viveN. 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.