IJSRP, Volume 9, Issue 12, December 2019 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
S. R. Aadhi Sree
The Criminal Justice system in India is derived from the British model where control and prevention of crimes, punishment and rehabilitation of offenders and protection of individuals and their property are some of the accepted principles. Many countries of the world have realized the need to extend assistance and services to the victims of crime thereby changing their way of dealing with them. Nevertheless, the position of victims has not yet changed in India where they are treated as mere witnesses for prosecuting and punishing the offenders. As such they are deprived of their rights.