Crime and Gender: Arguments for Gender Neutral Laws Regarding Sexual Offences

By Soumyaditya Dasgupta, WBNUJS. Introduction- Crime is considered to be a ‘gendered’ phenomenon. Criminal offenders tend to be mostly men. The number of female offenders are far fewer than that of male offenders[1]. So does it mean that females do…

Decriminalization of Attempt to Suicide

By Pooja Meena, National Law University, Jodhpur. The word suicide has not been defined in the Indian Penal Code. The Black’s Law Dictionary defines suicide as “The act of taking one’s own life. It is also termed as self-killing, self-destruction, self-slaughter,…