The history of codification of criminal law in India generally begins under the British rule although its roots date back to the Vedic age.
Indian Penal Code (IPC) stands as India’s official criminal code. This page seeks to comprehensively cover all substantive aspects of criminal law.
The Indian Penal Code has defined culpable homicide under section 299 and termed it as manslaughter, highest form of injury to a human being.
Punishments in Hindu and Mohammedan Laws were cruel and ferocious devoid of any compassion. This article discusses forms of punishment and it's origin.
This article gives brief information about the meaning, definition and elements of crime taking into consideration theories propounded by various authors.
Extra-territorial jurisdiction defined within the IPC, gives power to the courts to try offences other than the ones which are committed outside India.
The intra-territorial jurisdiction is covered under section 2 of the Indian Penal Code which deals with offences committed within the territory of India.