The degree of success that governments may accomplish on the criminal justice front is determined by the rule of law, democracy, development, and human rights of its citizens. The goals of criminal justice are to prevent and regulate crime, to maintain public order and peace, to safeguard the rights of victims and those in dispute with the law, to punish and rehabilitate those found guilty of crimes, and to generally protect life and property from crime and criminality. It is considered the state's major responsibility under the Indian constitution. The paper highlights the various levels that are present in the Indian criminal justice system and various issues that are existing in the same. Additionally, the paper mentions about the various reasons that lead to the crime and various groups that face such crime. Further the paper highlights the recommendations and suggestions that can be incorporated in order to curb the existing lacuna in the criminal justice system.