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A Study of Crime against Women Role of forensic Medicine


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1 Department of forensic Medicine Prathima Insititue Medical Sciences Nagunur, Karimnagar. A.P. 505417, India
     

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Due to rise in crowd's naturally there is fall in cultural values and escalation in crimes. Crime against women is on the rise especially sexual crimes. Through crime is prevalent in every country and society, most of them either goes undetected or unreported. As per National crime records bureau, New Delhi, a crime takes place every 17 seconds, among them one dowry death every 77 mins, one crime against women every 3 mins and finally one rape or sexual assault every 27 mins. With above crime scenario, forensic medicine plays a imporant role in helping to prevent, early detection, providing expert medico legal and scientific reports at earliest, which will result in quick trial and instant administration of justice to victims. Due to lack of legal or medico legal, scientific awareness and knowledge among victims, investigating agencies, medical and paramedical staff, the end result is either 'justice hurried is justice buried'or ' justice delayed is justice denied'to the victims. There is need to give importance to forensic nursing, impart medicolegal knowledge to para medical and health workers in rural and semi urban levels as to how to handle cases of crimes committed against women and report them. One acussed aquitted means breeding of hundred criminals. Prevention and detection is better than conviction.

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Torture, Sexual Assault, Dowry Deaths.
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T. K. K. Naidu
Department of forensic Medicine Prathima Insititue Medical Sciences Nagunur, Karimnagar. A.P. 505417, India

Abstract


Due to rise in crowd's naturally there is fall in cultural values and escalation in crimes. Crime against women is on the rise especially sexual crimes. Through crime is prevalent in every country and society, most of them either goes undetected or unreported. As per National crime records bureau, New Delhi, a crime takes place every 17 seconds, among them one dowry death every 77 mins, one crime against women every 3 mins and finally one rape or sexual assault every 27 mins. With above crime scenario, forensic medicine plays a imporant role in helping to prevent, early detection, providing expert medico legal and scientific reports at earliest, which will result in quick trial and instant administration of justice to victims. Due to lack of legal or medico legal, scientific awareness and knowledge among victims, investigating agencies, medical and paramedical staff, the end result is either 'justice hurried is justice buried'or ' justice delayed is justice denied'to the victims. There is need to give importance to forensic nursing, impart medicolegal knowledge to para medical and health workers in rural and semi urban levels as to how to handle cases of crimes committed against women and report them. One acussed aquitted means breeding of hundred criminals. Prevention and detection is better than conviction.

Keywords


Torture, Sexual Assault, Dowry Deaths.

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