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Text Book on the Indian Penal Code by Professor K D Gaur, a distinguished scholar and an eminent jurist of International repute is a classic work in criminal law. It has been adjudged as the best text book on the subject. The present edition of this critical and comprehensive study of the Indian Penal Code has been extensively revised and updated. With the help of examples, illustrations and elucidatory notes complex subjects have been explained in simple style so that readers could grasp the subjects easily. Excellent Annexures dealing with the rights of the accused, victims of crime and guidelines to effective study and understanding of criminal law have enhanced the worth and utility of the book. The cases that have upheld the concept of right to compensation to the victims of rape, even to a foreign national; accountability of public servants and ministers for arbitrary exercise of discretionary powers; personal liability for contempt of court; absolute liability against environmental and hazardous crimes; State accountability for police crimes, custodial death, atrocities on women and human rights violations; manufacturer's liability for criminal negligence etc., have been elaborately discussed. Crime against women, bride burning, dowry death and sexual harassment at workplace have also been incorporated. World wide trend to abolish death sentence and legalize Physician Assisted Suicide (PAS), euthanasia and mercy killing in the context of Aruna Ramchandra Shanbaugh right to die vis-a-vis right not to die; right to life of the unborn vis-a-vis women's right to privacy to seek termination of pregnancy, are some of the fascinating topics that form part of the book. The recent case of National Legal Service Authority in which Supreme Court has recognized members of T.G. Community as "Third Gender" and conferred all legal and constitutional rights under Articles 14, 19 and 21 of the Constitution has been discussed in detail. The question of desirability of death sentence for a rapist in the light of a great demand by a large section of the society and women organizations in particular has been critically examined in the context of American case of Anthony Cooker v. State of Georgia (1997) prohibiting death sentence for rape, being disproportionate, cruel and unusual punishment contrary to the VIIIth and XIVth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution. Rape under English Law, which has been drastically amended vide Sexual Offences Act, 2003 and in many other countries etc., have been elaborately discussed. For instance, rape under English law is no more confined to a man. A woman can also be convicted for rape and it can be either vaginal or anal or by mouth. Criminal Law (Amendment) Act 13 of 2013 that has drastically redrafted the provisions relating to sexual offences under sections 375, 376, 376A, 376B, 376C, 376D and 376E and sexual harassment, assault with intent to disrobe a woman, voyeurism and stalking etc. have been extensively discussed. Apart from Indian decisions, leading judgments decided by the courts of the United Kingdom, United States of America, Northern Ireland, Germany, France, South Africa, Australia, Canada, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Singapore and European countries, etc., have been discussed at the appropriate places. To apprise the readers about the Penal Code at a glance, a new chapter entitled General Introduction has been added. The book is not only an ocean of information for students but also a valuable handbook for teachers besides being useful for the practitioners, social scientists, NGOs, law-makers, Judges and the courts entrusted with the dispension of criminal justice in India and elsewhere.Text Book on the Indian Penal Code by Professor K D Gaur, a distinguished scholar and an eminent jurist of International repute is a classic work in criminal law. It has been adjudged as the best text book on the subject. The present edition of this critical and comprehensive study of the Indian Penal Code has been extensively revised and updated. With the help of examples, illustrations and elucidatory notes complex subjects have been explained in simple style so that readers could grasp the subjects easily. Excellent Annexures dealing with the rights of the accused, victims of crime and guidelines to effective study and understanding of criminal law have enhanced the worth and utility of the book. The cases that have upheld the concept of right to compensation to the victims of rape, even to a foreign national; accountability of public servants and ministers for arbitrary exercise of discretionary powers; personal liability for contempt of court; absolute liability against environmental and hazardous crimes; State accountability for police crimes, custodial death, atrocities on women and human rights violations; manufacturer's liability for criminal negligence etc., have been elaborately discussed. Crime against women, bride burning, dowry death and sexual harassment at workplace have also been incorporated. World wide trend to abolish death sentence and legalize Physician Assisted Suicide (PAS), euthanasia and mercy killing in the context of Aruna Ramchandra Shanbaugh right to die vis-a-vis right not to die; right to life of the unborn vis-a-vis women's right to privacy to seek termination of pregnancy, are some of the fascinating topics that form part of the book. The recent case of National Legal Service Authority in which Supreme Court has recognized members of T.G. Community as "Third Gender" and conferred all legal and constitutional rights under Articles 14, 19 and 21 of the Constitution has been discussed in detail. The question of desirability of death sentence for a rapist in the light of a great demand by a large section of the society and women organizations in particular has been critically examined in the context of American case of Anthony Cooker v. State of Georgia (1997) prohibiting death sentence for rape, being disproportionate, cruel and unusual punishment contrary to the VIIIth and XIVth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution. Rape under English Law, which has been drastically amended vide Sexual Offences Act, 2003 and in many other countries etc., have been elaborately discussed. For instance, rape under English law is no more confined to a man. A woman can also be convicted for rape and it can be either vaginal or anal or by mouth. Criminal Law (Amendment) Act 13 of 2013 that has drastically redrafted the provisions relating to sexual offences under sections 375, 376, 376A, 376B, 376C, 376D and 376E and sexual harassment, assault with intent to disrobe a woman, voyeurism and stalking etc. have been extensively discussed. Apart from Indian decisions, leading judgments decided by the courts of the United Kingdom, United States of America, Northern Ireland, Germany, France, South Africa, Australia, Canada, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Singapore and European countries, etc., have been discussed at the appropriate places. To apprise the readers about the Penal Code at a glance, a new chapter entitled General Introduction has been added. The book is not only an ocean of information for students but also a valuable handbook for teachers besides being useful for the practitioners, social scientists, NGOs, law-makers, Judges and the courts entrusted with the dispension of criminal justice in India and elsewhere.

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General Information  
Author(s)K D Gaur
PublisherUniversal Law Publishing an imprint of LexisNexis
Edition6th Edition
ISBN9789350358382
Pages1352
BindingPaperback
LanguageEnglish
Publish YearOctober 2016