Age being a criteria for judging a juvenile in serious criminal cases

Ritika Sahani
Student of 4th Year B.A.LLB,
Indore Institute of Law, Indore


The world’s greatest resource of every nation is the human beings of that nation. Other resources would be of no use if there will be no human resource. The present generation of today’s world i.e children is a prolific asset for the future development of the nation. However, unfortunately, these children due to certain reasons are not being raised properly, which is giving birth to the juvenile delinquency. Merciless attack and assault occurred on 16th December 2012 in Delhi in which one of the accused was asserted to be juvenile raised a new verbal confrontation on lessening the age of a juvenile in India. Albeit Amendments in the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act after a civil argument in Parliament and inconsistency to Universal commitments raised the age of juvenile from 16 for a male to 18 years. In Delhi on 16 December 2012, a brutal assault and rape incidence was held. In which one of the accused was suspected to be juvenile. This very famous incident raised that there should be amendments in the present juvenile justice system. As the present system was not proficient to provide justice to the victim rather it is the relief for the juvenile offender. This paper deals with the various aspects of juvenile justice system before and after amendment as well as various phases of juvenile justice amendment act its positive outcomes as well as various loopholes.

Keywords: Juvenile Justice, Atrocities against women, women and law, offences against women

Preferred Citation

Ritika Sahani, Age being a criteria for judging a juvenile in serious criminal cases, The Lex-Warrier: Online Law Journal (2018) 6, pp. 300 – 306, ISSN (O): 2319-8338

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