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Juvenile Justice in Global Perspective$
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Franklin E. Zimring, Maximo Langer, and David S. Tanenhaus

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781479826537

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9781479826537.001.0001

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Juvenile Justice in India

Juvenile Justice in India

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Juvenile Justice in Global Perspective

Ved Kumari

NYU Press

This chapter provides a historical overview of important developments leading to the enactment of the Juvenile Justice Act (JJA) of 2000. It also highlights the salient features of the JJA 2000 and examines critical questions under the act. The purpose of the JJA 2000 is “to consolidate and amend the law relating to juveniles in conflict with law and children in need of care and protection, by providing for proper care, protection and treatment by catering to their development needs, and by adopting a child-friendly approach in the adjudication and disposition of matters in the best interest of children and for their ultimate rehabilitation and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.” The chapter examines the implementation of JJA 2000 from three perspectives: (1) implementation of basic infrastructure; (2) challenges of the judicial mind-set; and (3) the pattern of disposal of cases of children under the JJA 2000.

Keywords:   Indian juvenile justice system, youth justice, juvenile courts, Juvenile Justice Act 2000

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