This book portrays theory and praxis on `love' and `justice' towards addressing rape
cases in India. It critically frames the shortcomings of the judiciary in India in
delivering justice that largely adjudicates under the Indian Penal Code (IPC). The book
brings out a crucial argument for an alternative paradigm centering on the reconciliatory
process of the `rape victim' and the `offender' along with appropriate legal instruments.
Towards this approach, the author draws the significance of retributive justice and ethics
of love under the larger framework of Christocentric Ethics proposed by Paul Ramsey. The
book also touches upon the concepts of `Transcendence' and `Immanence' while theorizing
the frame of decision making on rape cases under the garb of love and justice.
1. Defining the Issues
1.2 Retributive Justice
1.3 Ethics of Love
1.4 "Christian Love"
2. The Place and Role of Christian Love
2.2 The Roles of Justice of Compensation, Neighborly Love and
2.3 The Midpoint between Justice of Compensation and Neighborly Love
3. The Function of Justice of Compensation
3.2 Christian Schools of Thought
3.3 Justice of Compensation in the Light of Christian Love
3.4 Necessity of Justice of Compensation in the Crime
4. The Context of Rape
4.3 Manifestation of Rape
4.4 Causes of Rape
4.6 Levels of Rape Trauma
4.7 Law and Order in Indian Penal Code
4.8 Limitations of Law and Order in India
4.9 Application of Justice of Compensation and Neighborly Love
4.10 Rate of Rape Compensation
4.11 Basis of Different Amounts of Compensation
4.12 Triumph of Justice of Compensation and Neighborly Love over the
Mr. Jajo Somi holds Master of Theology (M.TH.) from the United
Theological College, Bangalore, under the Senate of Serampore College/University and now
doing his doctoral degree (D.TH.) at the same college and university.