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Should Valjean have been Punished for Stealing Bread? A Reflection on Poverty and Criminal Responsibility

 by Saurabh Bhattacharjee “…The appellant had in fact intended to wipe out the whole family including himself on account of abject poverty…this aspect of the matter has not been properly appreciated by both the Sessions Court and the High Court…”- … Continue reading

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