R A Nelson’s celebrated work on criminal law enjoys the reputation of being one of the most authoritative publications on the subject. Authenticity, originality and reliability have always been the hallmarks of this publication and every possible care has been taken in this edition to maintain the original excellence, style and quality of the work. A leading treatise on the subject for over ten decades, this work, is a thematic presentation of the complex and multi-dimensional subject of criminal law in a lucid, comprehensive and systematic manner.
The 10th edition of this classic commentary on the Indian Penal Code was published as far back as in 2008. Its revision, which was already overdue, became indispensable after the enactment of Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2013. This Amendment Act, enacted in the aftermath of the horrendous incident of gang rape in Delhi, provides for stringent punishment for crimes against women as well as introduces more victim friendly procedures in the trials of such cases. The Amendment Act of 2013 widens the definition of rape and provides for enhanced punishments. New offences such as grievous hurt by acid attack, stalking, voyeurism and sexual harassment have been introduced in the Indian Penal Code to curb the growing instances of such crimes in the society. All these developments have been appropriately captured and analysed in this 11th edition. Relevant extracts from the Justice J S Verma Committee Report have been provided at the end of Volume 4 for ready reference.
This 11th edition has been extensively and meticulously revised to include all latest and notable decisions of the Supreme Court and various High Courts. Several topics have been rewritten and existing comments have been elaborated taking into account the changes brought about by recent legislative amendments as well as judgments of higher courts. The book, primarily concerned with the substantive offences incorporated in the Indian Penal Code, 1860 also traces and analyses the legislative as well as judicial developments in other countries such as the UK, USA, Canada and Australia.
Each Volume in this edition carries an independent Table of Cases and a Subject Index pertaining to it. In addition, consolidated Table of Cases and Subject Index have been compiled in a separate booklet for ease of reference.
This edition will be an invaluable reference for judges, lawyers, advanced criminal law students, judicial and police training academies (national and state), police departments, CBI officials, researchers and scholars.
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