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Crime Against Women

Asha Shukla (Editor) Jaya Phookan (Editor)

The book, Edited by Prof. Asha Shukla and Dr. Jaya Phookan addresses the issue of violence and crime against women, looks for reason behind these crimes and gender discrimination which exists in society. The book also deals with various discourses on crime against women and strategies to combat the problem. Violence Against Women is a violation of Human rights that manifests itself in number of ways like Murders, honour killing, rapes, dowry deaths, molestation cases, Female Foeticide, Sexual Harassment at workplace, Importation of girls/Trafficking, Kidnapping and abduction, Domestic Violence. Suicide , acid attack etc. There are many instances of crime especially against women go unreported in India. Violence and Crime Against Women is a result of traditional patriarchal structure and gender relations that assumes men to be superior to women. Although many initiatives have been taken to improve the status of women, the constitutional dream of gender equality is miles away from becoming a reality. The book consists of nineteen chapters dealing with different issues related to crime against women. Various issues which have been discussed in the book are: Issues and forms of Violence Against Women and Girls, Cyber Crimes Against Women, Management of Data on Crime Against Women (CAW), DNA Fingerprinting in Solving Crime against Girl Child and Women, Violence Against Unborn Girl Child: Female foeticide-A Crime against Society, Declining Child Sex ratio in India, Domestic Violence , Acid Attack, Sexual Harassment at Work Place ,discourses on Crime Against Women In India, Laws and Acts For Protection of Women against Violence etc.

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Bibliographic information

Title Crime Against Women
Format Hardcover
Date published: 19.05.2015
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788183876964
length xviii+378p., Illustrations; 22cm.