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Crime Against Women and Juveniles

O.P. Mishra

in Policing Delhi

Published in print April 2012 | ISBN: 9780198075950
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199080892 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075950.003.0007
Crime Against Women and Juveniles

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This chapter talks about crime against women and juveniles, which have taken different forms with the changing socio-economic scenario in Delhi. The chapter lists the broad categories for classifying such types of crimes. Some of the categories are discussed in the following sections. The first is on dowry deaths, where newlywed girls are either murdered or subjected to situations that would ultimately push them to commit suicide. The second is on rape, where an analysis of case studies of rape cases that were registered in Delhi is provided. The third is on kidnapping/abduction of women and girls, for the main purpose of commercial sexual exploitation. The case study on this type of crime is based on interviews of the women and girls who were rescued from brothels. A quick rundown of the rescue operations for sex trafficking is presented. A discussion of juveniles is included.

Keywords: crimes against women; juveniles; Delhi; dowry deaths; suicide; rape; kidnapping; abduction; commercial sexual exploitation; rescue operations; sex trafficking

Chapter.  5521 words. 

Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies

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