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Law as a Mechanism: A Comparative Perspective on the Perpetuation and Prevention of Violence Against Women in India, Japan, and the United States

  • Author(s): Wilson, Shayla
  • et al.

Published Web Location Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International Public License

TRIGGER WARNING: December 2012, New Delhi, India. A twenty-three-year-old college student, Jyoti Singh Pandey, boarded an off  duty bus with her male friend. Soon after, he was knocked unconscious and she was gang raped and brutalized by 6 men. She died as a result of her injuries. The men who assaulted and murdered her, except one who died in custody, were charged with rape, murder, kidnapping, robbery, and assault. All perpetrators were found guilty and all but one, a juvenile, were sentenced to death by hanging.


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