December 25, 2012

Indian Women Need a Better Criminal Justice System

Times of India, Times of India

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Shoddy policing coupled with delays in conviction can't but embolden criminals. So, apart from more law courts, let's have more police and judges on the job. As urgent is institutional reform to ensure their independence from political interference. Else, well-connected offenders will be hard to book. States must also implement expert recommendations for treating crime investigation as a distinct area of policing from law and order maintenance. Besides better training, equipping and sensitisation of law enforcers, police precincts and courts need modernising. Networked police stations accessing shared databases will accelerate crime-solving. Similarly, better judicial infrastructure, including computerisation, will hasten case disposal. Only a swift-acting, efficient and impartial...

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