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Coaxing Culture: India’s Legislative Response to Dowry Deaths

Rashmi Goel

in Comparative Perspectives on Gender Violence: Lessons From Efforts Worldwide

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199346578
eISBN:
9780190258047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199346578.003.0008
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice

This chapter examines the “cultural” phenomenon of dowry deaths—homicides and suicides brought on by increased dowry demands and harassment by grooms’ families. There are almost 10,000 dowry-deaths ... More


Crime Against Women and Juveniles

O.P. Mishra

in Policing Delhi: Urbanization, Crime, and Law Enforcement

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075950
eISBN:
9780199080892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075950.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter talks about crime against women and juveniles, which have taken different forms with the changing socio-economic scenario in Delhi. The chapter lists the broad categories for classifying ... More


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