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Pattern of punishment

Pattern of punishment

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The current social structure is centered on an archaic patriarchal ideology which has been a cause of oppression of womankind in Sri Lanka. This is clearly reflected in the increasing number of crime incidents against women. Rape is one such crime which causes physical and mental injury. Justice for the victims demands legal protection and assistan...

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... to the consideration of rehabilitation and other merciful factors, the offender often, receives a lenient sentence, many instances the offender receives suspended sentence. (Table 7). By 1995 Penal Code amendment the mandatory sentencing principle was introduced against the sexual crimes. ...
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... the Supreme Court's pronouncement was section 362(2) (e) is unconstitutional. As a result of this decision, in all most all the rape cases offender receive suspended sentence for such a heinous crime (Table 7). In this study it was found, 34 year old defendant was convicted and suspended sentence was imposed on him (Table 7 -case reference HC50/2014). ...
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... a result of this decision, in all most all the rape cases offender receive suspended sentence for such a heinous crime (Table 7). In this study it was found, 34 year old defendant was convicted and suspended sentence was imposed on him (Table 7 -case reference HC50/2014). Therefore, it may state that the lesser punishment which is inflicted on the offender is another aspect in the criminal justice process that the rape victim must suffer injustice form. ...