Challenging The Rules(s) of Law: Colonialism, Criminology by Kalpana Kannabiran, Ranbir Singh

By Kalpana Kannabiran, Ranbir Singh

During the last 3 a long time human rights routine in India have repeatedly interrogated structures of legal justice within the state. the worries have ranged from addressing the matter of arbitrary detention throughout the emergency to developing complete groups as felony thereby justifying pressured dispossession and/or mass violence. whereas overt violence through kingdom actors and their complicity in violence via dominant deepest actors has been a massive quandary, there has additionally been the matter of the abdication through the nation with appreciate to provision of the skill for naked lifestyles to a majority of the folk, the denial of the suitable to reveal lifestyles compounding their vulnerability to a repressive rule of legislations. there's a common reputation of the truth that the legislation is unequal specifically when it comes to entry to and supply of justice, inequality of method negating the basic warrantly of equality. This selection of essays re-examines the sector of criminology via an interdisciplinary lens, difficult within the strategy unproblematic assumptions of the guideline of legislation and establishing out avenues for a renewed and radical restatement of the contexts of felony legislations in India. This assortment is an important step in the direction of mapping the ways that interdisciplinary learn and human rights activism may well tell felony praxis extra successfully and holistically. The members are a various staff greatly revered activists, bureaucrats, students, and execs who proportion matters on felony justice structures and the necessity to entrench human rights within the Indian polity.

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But there were also women, not Victims and Villains 29 necessarily prostitutes, from other classes who drifted into the Calcutta underworld. They were intelligent, ambitious women, determined to be successful, who deliberately broke the laws to achieve personal goals. There were also housewives faithful to their husbands and daughters loyal to their fathers who went to the extent of collaborating with them in any deed, even if it was criminal in nature. At the turn of the 20th century, the police apprehended a number of women from some Bengali households who were accomplices along with their fathers or husbands in the manufacturing and uttering (that is, the circulation) of counterfeit coins.

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P. 294. 18. The rest of this section draws from Radhakrishna, Meena. 2006. ‘Of Apes and Ancestors: Evolutionary Science and Colonial Ethnography’, Indian Historical Review, January, Special issue on Colonial Adivasi, pp. 8–10, 13–14. 19. Lubbock, John. 1872. Preshistoric Times. First published in 1865. London: Williams and Norgate. 20. Thurston, Edgar. 1907. Ethnographic Notes on Southern India. Madras: Superintendent Government Press. 21. Kelly, Alfred. 1981. The Descent of Darwin: The Popularization of Darwinism in Germany, 1860–1914.

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