The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children)
The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act 2015- Critical Analyses

The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act 2015- Critical Analyses

Author : Ved Kumari

ISBN : INK8119403776



BINDING : Hardcover



This book critically examines the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015 primarily from the perspective of child rights. It also analyses the changes made to the Act by the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Amendment Act, 2021. It includes the historical developments of Juvenile Justice in India, starting from 1850 to the amendments introduced in 2021 and their enforcement from September 2022.

All provisions of Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015 have been critically analysed keeping in view the objectives of the Act to cater to the basic needs of children through proper care, protection, development, treatment, social integration by adopting a child-friendly approach in the adjudication and disposal of matters in the best interest of children, and for their rehabilitation through processes provided and institutions and bodies established under the Act.

Key Features:

  • Focuses on identifying the direction of changes in the law – whether by legal provision or by judicial pronouncement, from the perspective of best interest of children
  • Highlights the new issues triggered by the Amendment Act, 2021
  • Provides detailed explanation of the issue relating to lacunae in definition of serious and heinous offences that have been decided by the courts on the same lines as suggested in first edition
  • Includes a separate chapter on adoption, which examines and analyses the reasons for changes introduced in procedure and processes surrounding adoption
  • Examines the discussions relating to adoption by an individual or a couple in same sex relationship or with different gender identity and the judgment of the Supreme Court on the subject
  • Equipped with judicial pronouncements on important topics in the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015
  • Provides references to relevant sections of The Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita, 2023 and The Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha Sanhita, 2023
  • Language used in the book is simple and jargon free to make it accessible to even non legal fraternity working with children
  • Essential resource for judges, lawyers, judicial academies, public prosecutors, police officers, NGOs, researchers, and people working in the field of child rights

Ved Kumari is Professor of Law in University of Delhi. Her first book Treatise on the Juvenile Justice Act 1986 published by the Indian Law Institute in 1993 was a pioneering publication in India on the subject in the field of law. The second edition of her doctoral work published as Juvenile Justice System in India from Welfare to Rights by Oxford University Press in 2004 was printed in 2010 and reprinted in 2011. She is nationally and internationally renowned as an expert on juvenile justice in India and her research papers have been published at the national and international level. Presently she is the Dean and Head, Faculty of Law, University of Delhi.

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