Effectiveness of Procedural Safeguards for Sexual Offences: What do the Numbers Say?

In the article “Effectiveness of Procedural Safeguards for Sexual Offences: What Do The Numbers Say?,” the author investigates whether the legislations which deal with sexual offences, namely the Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Act, 2005, the Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2013 and the Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2018 have succeeded in achieving procedural justice for victims of sexual offences and tests the ability of institutions to comply with procedural justice requirements, with a particular focus on the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973. She studies data from 1993-2021 from the National Crime Records Bureau’s annual Crime in India Reports and uses it to evaluate the effectiveness of statutory intervention in achieving greater procedural justice. She brings to light various concerns, inter alia, the sustainability and scope of positive change and potential regression in certain areas through her research.