By Ruchika Sukh
Today, I am strongly of the opinion that criminal courts have achieved greater success in its fact-finding and law applying ability than its sentence inflicting function. Excellence in the former functions springs primarily from its unemotional, painstaking and objective approach, and its relative failure in choosing appropriate punishment, in the new context of the penology, arises from its emotional, expeditious and subjective reaction to the established offence and to the convicted criminal.