Over-Criminalisation with Respect to Defamation under IPC

7 Pages Posted: 23 Aug 2011 Last revised: 7 Jan 2012

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Kaushik Dhar

National Academy of Legal Studies and Research (NALSAR) University

Date Written: August 22, 2011

Abstract

Crime is anything which is prohibited by under the criminal law and lays down the accurate test that is the ways of criminal proceedings differs from the civil proceedings. Criminologists provides the nature of crime in social context and lays that criminal law has a crucial social dimension and criminal law functions as important condemnatory functions in social life. But over-criminalisation on the other hand is the criminalisation of relatively trivial conduct, such as removing the tag on a mattress, which should be dealt with by civil provisions, or perhaps left to the good sense of the individual. Whether defamation under Indian Penal Code is over-criminalised?

Keywords: over-criminalisation, crime, defamation

Suggested Citation

Dhar, Kaushik, Over-Criminalisation with Respect to Defamation under IPC (August 22, 2011). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1914750 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1914750

Kaushik Dhar (Contact Author)

National Academy of Legal Studies and Research (NALSAR) University ( email )

NALSAR UNIVERSITY
JUSTICE CITY
Hyderabad, 500078
India

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