Monday, 4 May 2015

Need of Hour Indian Juvenile Justice System

Although most children who break the law are consider salvageable and worthy of community treatment efforts, there are also violent juvenile offenders whose behavior requires a firmer response. These hard core offenders cannot be treated as children and must be given more secure treatment that is beyond the resources of juvenile justice system. India needs a policy of waiver in which juvenile justice system has to transfer legal jurisdiction over the most serious juvenile offenders to the adult court for criminal prosecution. 

Kirtida Gautam is a clinical psychologist and the author of novel #IAm16ICanRape: The War Against Rape Culture. 

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