Tag: Criminal justice system

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  • In death row

    In death row

    The Death Penalty India Report comes as a rude shock. Principles of custodial care remain theoretical for the death-row prisoners, although it is obligatory for the police to take care of their well-being and health. It is fervently to be hoped that the findings of the report will prompt the prison administrators and policy makers to sit up and take notice and thus effect meaningful interventions to ensure the right of the undertrials to have an effective justice delivery system in the country

    April 26, 2019
  • US Senate approves overhaul of criminal justice system

    US Senate approves overhaul of criminal justice system

    The First Step Act would expand job training and other programming aimed at reducing recidivism rates among federal prisoners

    December 19, 2018
  • Still tough to be black in May’s ‘better Britain’

    Still tough to be black in May’s ‘better Britain’

    “If you’re black, you’re treated more harshly by the criminal justice system than if you’re white.” Those were the words of Theresa May as she stood outside Downing Street in her first speech as prime minister. It was a somewhat surprising acknowledgment from the leader of a party which is not exactly renowned for its …

    August 1, 2018
  • Can physics streamline the legal process?

    Can physics streamline the legal process?

    It is interesting to compare the laws of physics and the laws followed in our legal system, especially in the criminal justice system, to see if there is an opportunity for physicists to apply their analytical skills to legal processes. Apart from the word “law”, there are a few other similarities between how a physicist …

    May 18, 2018
  • Congress flays Modi government for rise in crime against women

    Congress flays Modi government for rise in crime against women

    Expressing concern over the gang rape of a 19-year-old woman in Noida, the Congress on Tuesday asked the Narendra Modi government to strengthen the criminal justice system and take tangible action to reduce crime against women. “Even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi was inaugurating the new Metro line in Noida, a 19-year-old was gang-raped in …

    December 27, 2017
  • At far greater risk

    At far greater risk

    People with serious mental illnesses are among the most vulnerable defendants in the criminal justice system. They are at risk of being wrongfully punished for crimes they did not commit, and more harshly punished for behaviour caused by mental illness. They are less able to assist in their own defence, show remorse, or ask for …

    November 2, 2017