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Custodial Deaths


There exists very less Police violence and its role in custodial deaths. The continuous use of police and para-military forces to silence the dissent and resolve social rebellions has eroded the legitimacy of the state. However, without any credible information on the scope and universality of the problem, the public stays with the thought that the abuses are more aberrational than systemic. The custodial crimes are qualitatively different from other crimes due to the fact that what happens in police station is not open to public scrutiny. Due to lack of accessibility, there is an appeal towards making police operations more democratic. Custodial violence can be prevented once human rights standards inform the police process. One crucial aspect to monitor police culture involves installation of organizational accountability.



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