Indian Social Science Journal

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Vol. 6, No. 2, October/November

Caste & Cooperation in India: An Analytical Study
INTRODUCTIONMegasthenes, a Greek who was in India in about 300 B.C gave an account of our country and its people. This account of his gave us our first general view as to how Indians and the society were organized. Further there were several voyages...
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Arbitration Process – Grounds of Challenging Arbitral Awards
Introduction"When will mankind be convinced and agree to settle their difficulties by arbitration?"- Benjamin FranklinArbitration is the alternate dispute resolution mechanism, which aims at resolving commercial disputes between parties at an affordable...
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Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (Pocso Act)
INTRODUCTIONThere are certain provisions dealing with child sexual offences in the Indian Penal Code, such as Section 372 which deals with the selling of a child (below the age of 18) for prostitution or for illicit intercourse with any person, or knowing...
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Employment Reduces Recidivism: An Overview of Employment Based Rehabilitation in India
INTRODUCTIONRecidivism is defined as a person's continued criminal behaviour after receiving some sanctions or undergoing intervention for a previous crime (National Institute of Justice, 2010). Recidivism is measured by criminal acts that resulted in...
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Sexual Harassment of Women at the Work Place
Introduction:Sexual harassment, an insidious form of violence against women, is common to all cultures. The stories are strikingly similar from country to country; only the names and the places change. Sexual harassment can take a variety of forms. It...
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Status of Victims in Cjs in India
Introduction:Indeed, history is nothing more than a tableau of Crimes and misfortunesVoltaireCrime is a universal phenomenon, which was reflected by many studies across the globe. Crime is a social evil. Crime is the most attention seeking problems among...
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Vol. 6, No. 1, April/May

Domestic Workers and Tort Law
INTRODUCTIONAn especially eye catching topic in tort is employer- employee relation. In India domestic work is one of the oldest occupations. Mostly it is the women who work as domestic help and sometimes children who are the usual neglected section...
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Information Sharing on Social Networking Website; Issue of Right to Privacy
INTRODUCTIONSocial networking website is basically created to allow its users for instant messaging or calls and sharing information by posting it online and spreading it to the people who doesn't have access to newspapers or television. Constant effort...
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Vol. 5, No. 2, October/November

Job Satisfaction and Organizational Commitment
INTRODUCTIONBasically the psychological attachment of the individuals with their organization is known as organizational commitment, many studies was and still on the way to improve the behavior of workers towards their organization. Vast literature...
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The Cultural Factors Associated with the Health of Muthuvan Tribal Women in Kerala; A Qualitative Analysis
INTRODUCTIONThe Muduvans or Mudugars are a tribe of hill cultivators in Coimbatore, Madura, Malabar and Travancore. They are found in the Adimali and Devikulam forest regions of Idukki district, Kerala. The origin of the name Muthuvan itself has drawn...
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A Study on Self Esteem and Adjustment Problem among Children of Alcoholic and Non Alcoholic
INTRODUCTIONAn alcoholic is a person who suffers from alcoholism- the body is dependent on alcohol. Alcoholism is a chronic (long term) disease. People who suffer from alcoholism are obsessed with alcohol and cannot control how much they consume, even...
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Self Reported Health Status of Rural Aged: A Study
INTRODUCTIONThe number of people aged 50 years and above in India will increase from 13.4 percent in 2001 to 22.6 % in 2026 (Government of India, 2006). The rate of increase in the number of older population and the complex nature of the country, there...
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Police - an Image Audit; Perception of Youths
INTRODUCTIONPolice are the executive officers and one of the important pillars of criminal justice system, police is empowered to enforce the law of the land under the legal framework prescribed to ensure the safety and security of the public and society...
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Vol. 5, No. 1, April/May

A Study on Reproductive Health Education for Adolescent Boys in Schools
INTRODUCTIONReproductive health is "a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity, in all matters relating to the reproductive system and its functions and processes." (International Conference...
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Common Wealth and Asia: Trade and Social Development Critical Appraisal
"It is not only Indian sensitivity that has led to the dropping of the adjective "British". For many years there was opposition to it in Canada, South Africa and the Irish state- in fact, in all those Commonwealth countries in which the population was...
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Drug Trafficking - a Analytical Study
INTRODUCTION:A drug is any biological substance, synthetic or non-synthetic, that is taken primarily for non-dietary needs. It is usually synthesized outside an organism, but introduced into an organism to produce its action. That is, when taken into...
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Transgender Community - They Are Neither a Sin, nor a Choice: An Analysis
INTRODUCTION"Transgender has long lived on the fringes of society, often in poverty, ostracized severely, because of their gender identity. They have for too long had to endure public ridicule and humiliation; have been socially marginalized and excluded...
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A Study on Health Concerns of Migrant Workers at Construction Sites
INTRODUCTIONWe live in an era of the greatest human mobility recorded in history. There are more people on the move today than ever before, with total number of migrants currently estimated at 214million in the world. Government are showing an increased...
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Vol. 4, No. 2, October/November

Intervention for Elimination of Inappropriate Parenting Skills through E-Booklet on Different Parenting Styles
ABSTRACTThe present scenario of social issues is related specially to the teenagers. Unfortunately, on any given day in cities around the world, we're likely to find at least one story in the news about a teen behaving violently. One of the risk factors...
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Skill Up Gradation and Employment Opportunity- a Possible Role of Universities in Developing Skills among the Graduates
ABSTRACTA quality human capital comes from a quality education process. A carefully designed and well planned education system is critical to developing such human capital. Thus, institutions of higher learning play a very important role and the teaching...
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Gender Equality and Rights a Critical Analysis of Present Situation
ABSTRACTGender equality and rights are the one of the basic concepts in Constitution of India, which is assured to all the citizens but, the real scenario is something different than that of what is conceptualized. In the present era though the women...
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Trafficking of Children for Sexual Exploitation
INTRODUCTIONThe human trafficking is a global phenomenon which has increased significantly over the past two decades both nationally and internationally. India is a source, destination, and transit country for men, women, and children trafficked for...
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Human Trafficking (Focused on Trafficking in Child)
ABSTRACTThis study on Child Trafficking is aimed to resolve & provide the probable solution to the problem of Human trafficking, the issue which has been brought into area of concern by the researcher is the rapid expansion of this trafficking with...
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Vol. 4, No. 1, April/May

Marine Pollution, Its Impacts and Control Measures
ABSTRACTIn most simple form, biodiversity is 'Life on Earth'. It also includes the marine biodiversity. Pollution is one situation where introduction of contaminants into the natural environment is done that cause adverse change. Out of which marine...
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United Nation Convention for Anti-Corruption and the Relevance to the Indian Private Sector in Light of New Company's Act 2013
ABSTRACTCorruption is a problem faced by every country, irrespective of its development dimension (developed, developing or underdeveloped). A global problem, corruption has undermined the development capacity of states and its greatest impact is seen...
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A Critical Analysis of Women's Right in Present Society
ABSTRACTWomen a wonderful creature on earth but alienated in her own social environment, even though the principle of gender equality is guaranteed in Indian Constitution in its Preamble, Fundamental Rights and Directive Principles. In India during 2013...
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Global Aspects of Cyber Crime
ABSTRACTWith the rapid and intense development of Computer Technology and communication, there had been a significant change in the outlook of world in human perspective. Computers playing the key role in technological development, started creating a...
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Role of Women in the Social & Economic Front
ABSTRACTWomen are backbone of the Indian Society and Infrastructure. There are various new dimensions in which women emerged in recent years globally. Women today share the podium with men in almost all fields, be it kitchen or in defence. Working women...
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Vol. 3, No. 2, October/November

Influence of Corruption on Economic and Financial Development of the Country
ABSTRACTCorruption in the country continues to be a problem tearing into the fabric of governance. As the nation grows, the corrupt invent new methods of cheating the Government and public. This study reveals a negative correlation between the corruption...
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A Study on the Influence of Socio-Economic Status on Juveniles in Conflict with Law (Delinquent)
ABSTRACTChildren are like water until unless it comes in to external influence there will be no any changes as soon as it comes into contact with external influence the impact of the influence can be traced in them through their behavior. Socio-economic...
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Judicial Intervention to Protect Girl Child Victims against Sexual Abuse and Promote Child Welfare in India
The child shows the man as morning shows the day - John MiltonIntroductionThe unfortunate and unprivileged humans - women and children - upon whom immeasurable, unfathomable and grave excesses, atrocities and aberrations take place daily by perpetrators...
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Atrocities on Elderly Disabled Persons
ABSTRACTElderly persons are the link between past and future, without their guidance the journey of life is incomplete. The experience of elderly persons will be an ample resource for the younger generation, but today elderly persons are treated very...
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Understanding the Delinquent Behavior: A Step towards Reformation
INTRODUCTIONDelinquency can be well described in a few words as a misdemeanor or an aberration from the social acceptable norms by a group of individuals who are in the middle or late adolescence. The majority vehemently reacts to these traits and sets...
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Vol. 3, No. 1, April/May

Domestic Violence and Police Training - A Retrospective Study in KPA
Domestic violence is a social evil breeding in society like weeds, for which the treatment is still not yet found. But however, attempt can be made to control such heinous form of crime against women in society. In the year 2012, 1,06,527 cases were...
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Development Induced Displacement of Mental Health and Family Health Issues Faced by the Children with Down Syndrome
There is no "cure" for Down's syndrome, but there is much that can be done to help someone with the condition lead a healthy, active and more independent life.INTRODUCTION:Down's syndrome is a genetic disorder that was named after John Langdon Down,...
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Vol. 2, No. 2, October/November

Community Driven Development Approach as the New Avenue for Social Development - A Study with the Experience of Vazhdhu Kaatuvom Project in Ramanathapuram District
AbstractAn effort is made to proof that Community Driven Development Approach is the recent Avenue for poverty reduction and social development by way of this study. Govt. of Tamilnadu has taken pioneering efforts for reduction of rural poverty by introducing...
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The Intervention of Contemporary Social Work in Disability Management with Special Reference to Autism
AbstractSocial work develops new horizons with a focus on social change, problem solving in human relationships and the empowerment and liberation of people to enhance well-being. Utilizing theories of human behaviour and social systems, social work...
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Social Work Practices in the Matrimonial Prospect of Women with Disabilities in Tiruchirappalli District
AbstractMarriage, from time immemorial has been one of the most enduring, profound relationships which restrain self-centeredness and self-indulgence. Marriage is the only relationship that conditions us for a lasting community and brings about social...
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Emergence of Class among Displaced Tribes: A Case Study of the Oraons of Rourkela
AbstractIndustrialization involves transfer of land and other resources from agriculture to industries which meant displacement of large number of people. The egalitarian tribal communities were not left untouched in this process. Industry led displacement...
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Role of Police in Protection of Human Rights: A Review
INTRODUCTION:To quote Vaclav Havel, "the exercise of power is determined by thousands of interactions between the world of the powerful and that of the powerless, all the more because these worlds are never divided by a sharp line; everyone has a small...
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Offenders Re-Entry: To the Community
ABSTRACTThe process of offenders transitioning from prison back to the community is in need of repair. This article discusses some of the more salient features that encompass the philosophy of "reentry." The concept of offender "reentry" is beginning...
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Vol. 2, No. 1, April/May

Gender Sensitizatization and Violence against Women in Present Society
ABSTRACTA Gender is the term used for the socially assigned roles given to men and women. Gender Sensitizatization is the process of understanding how this socialization creates inequalities between men and women (and girl and boy children). A Gender...
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Social Exclusion of Transgender: Problems and Prospects
ABSTRACTTransgender individuals in India are broadly called Hijaras, Kinnars, and Aravanies in different parts of the country. Transgender is a general term applied to a variety of individuals, behaviours and groups who tend to diverge from the normative...
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Sexual Exploitation on Youth
ABSTRACTChildren are running the higher risk of being exploited. More than the violation of basic rights the most heinous and harmful one is the sexual exploitation. It is very crude, mean, and selfish and pervert on the part of the adults to use children...
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A Study on Occupational Self Efficacy and Job Satisfaction among Men and Women Police
ABSTRACTThe present study attempts to explore the Occupational Self Efficacy and Job Satisfaction among police officers and whether there is a difference by gender with the capabilities necessary for policing? However a purposive sample of 100 male and...
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An Overview Wind Energy Development in India
AbstractThe Indian wind power sector experienced record annual growth in 2011 with the addition of more than 3 GW of new installations. Diverse incentives supported by a long-term policy and regulatory framework at the central and state levels have played...
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Need for Gender Sensitisation in Police"
AbstractGender sensitizing is about changing the behaviour and instilling the empathy into the views that one hold about the two sexes. It helps people in examining their personal attitudes and beliefs and questioning the realities they thought they...
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Vol. 1, No. 2, October/November

Counseling: An Effective Approach to Deal with Disasters on Terrorism
ABSTRACTTerrorism is witnessed every day and everywhere. This article aims to provide a general overview of the problems experienced because of manmade-disasters that is terrorism at the global level. Present day's terrorism has become an everyday threat...
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Health and Nutritional Status of Paniyas Tribal Women in India
ABSTRACTThe Nutrition and health of a society is intimately related to its value system, its philosophical and cultural traditions and its social economic and political organization. Each of these aspects has a deep influence on health and since health...
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Street Children A Criminological Study of Causes and Effects
ABSTRACTStreet children's are the gift of modernization and urbanization to the society were kids will be left on street to dwell and grow like some unwanted animals are plants, which is rampant in cities nowadays. Street children are those for whom...
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A Statistical Analysis of Female Foeticide with Reference to Kolhapur District
ABSTRACTThe census survey of India 2001 and 2011 shows the sex ratio of India is 933 and 940 as against 1000, whereas in the state of Maharashtra the ratio is 922 and 946 against 1000. The gender ratio of Kolhapur district is 949 and 953 according to...
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Do Better Infrastructure Facilitate Better Enrollment? A Comparative Analysis of Nabarangpur and Khordha Districts of Odisha
ABSTRACTSchool enrollment in India has been showing steady increase since last decade, however still a majority of the children, especially the girls of lower income families in rural areas, children belonging to scheduled caste and tribes are deprived...
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Mutual Funds Investment: It's Social Implications
ABSTRACTMutual funds in India are growing day by day. It is important to show interest in the social uplift of all sections of society by the people of a country. Mutual funds provide such an opportunity to have inclusive growth in the country. The present...
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Working Women's Leisure and Mental Health
ABSTRACTThis paper attempts to examine the leisure seeking behaviour of working women and identifying the constraints experienced by them and its effects on their psychological wellbeing. Leisure is conceptualized as the free time left out after one's...
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Socio-Demographic Correlates of Stress and Anxiety among Transgenders in Coimbatore, Tamilnadu - a Micro Study
AbstractTransgender is a general term applied to a variety of individuals, behaviours, and groups involving tendencies to vary from the usual gender roles. A Transgender person is an individual of any age or sex who manifests characteristics, behaviours...
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Quality of Life of Persons with Mental Illness Staying in a Psychiatric Rehabilitation Centre and Home: A Comparative Study
ABSTRACTBackground: Institutionalization of individuals with disabilities is viewed negatively as it does not enjoy societal sanctions. Such discourse was further strengthened in India along with the de-institutioncdization movement and associated developments...
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Vol. 1, No. 1, April/May

Parenting among the Slum Dwellers
ABSTRACTParenting is the process of promoting and supporting the physical emotional social and intellectual development of a child from infancy to adulthood. Social class, wealth, and income have the strongest impact on what methods of child rearing...
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Social Isolation of Eunuchs and Illegal Practices
ABSTRACTAn individual whose personal idea of gender does not correlate with his or her assigned gender role is called a Eunuch. The illegal practices of sex work is associated with that of sexual abuse from their early childhood, dropouts due to teasing...
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Treated like Non-Professionals A Study on Police Recruits Trained at K P A
ABSTRACTThe need of training in professionalism to the newly recruited police officers is the most essential- part of work. The officers get enough knowledge, skills and values from training so that it creates enthusiasm in them to work efficiently and...
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Restorative Justice as a Process and Its Relevance for the Victims of Sexual Abuse in India
INTRODUCTION:One area often questioned is the use of restorative processes in cases of victims of physical and sexual abuse. For the victims of physical and sexual abuse it can be just to argue that criminalization of domestic violence was important...
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Problems of Women Prisoners and Their Children
The prison system is a predominantly male-centric model, concerned with security and containment of threat. Little thought has historically been given to the gender-specific needs of the female prison population. Today, approximately four percent of...
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Restoration Process under Juvenile Justice (Care & Protection of Children) Act, 2000 in the Perspectives of Children in Need of Care and Protection - a Study Based on Two Homes of Delhi
ABSTRACTThe Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2000 is the primary legal framework for juvenile justice in India. This act is an outcome of rights based approach. This paper is based on the research study conducted in two institutions...
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Working Process and Living Condition of Police Personnel: A Case Study of Lucknow District of Uttar Pradesh
AbstractThe police are persons empowered to enforce the law, protect property and reduce civil disorder. A constable is the cutting edge of the force, and yet this working and living conditions are simply awful. They have no housing and very poor medical...
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