International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Law | India | Volume 12 Issue 5, May 2023

Critical Analysis of Judicial Responses to POCSO Act

Saagarika .M

Abstract: The sexual abuse of children (minor?s) is a majorly neglected area. This is largely a problematic area where a lot of cases go undisclosed or unreported. The legislation dealing with this is specific was lacking until it was brought forward and implemented. Earlier to this legislation, there was no specific method to determine or hold a judicial process in specific to such cases. The functioning of the judiciary, police or the medical officers was not specified neither was there a prescribed steps to be taken in such act. The victim protection and the analysis of the victim statement being considered in the court were provided importance as per as the Act. There are a range of offences being criminalised such as pornography, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Harassment. Further the act of a person which can be consider under the offences are described further and observed under the law. The Pre and Post POCSO Act in India and its efficiency in execution under judiciary through case laws are further discussed in the paper.

Keywords: Sexual Abuse, POCSO, Judicial Analysis, Criminalisation, Harassment, Offences

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 5, May 2023,

Pages: 1342 - 1347

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