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(Excerpts taken from Training and Resource Manual for the Special Juvenile Police Unit Training and Resource Manualfor the Special Juvenile Police Unit, Published by Karnataka State Police, Department of Women and Child Development and UNICEF, 2010)


IPC and other Local & Special Laws Pertaining to Crimes Against Children

While the primary focus of the JJA is to provide care and protection to children, Sections 21, 23 to 26 specifically provide for action against adult perpetrators of crimes against children.

Section 21 : Prohibition of publication of name, etc., of juvenile involved in any proceeding under the Act

Section 23 : Punishment for cruelty to juvenile or child

Section 24 : Employment of juvenile or child for begging

Section 25 : Penalty for giving intoxicating liquor or narcotic drug or psychotropic substance to juvenile or child

Section 26 : Exploitation of juvenile or child employee In dealing with crimes against children along with sections of JJA, IPC and other local and

special laws must be used.


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