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Call for Chapters for Edited Book on Criminal Justice Administration: Challenges in Law & Procedure

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The call for chapter is for contributions in an edited Book on the theme “Criminal Justice Administration: Challenges in Law & Procedure”.

The essential object of criminal law is to protect society against criminals and law-breakers. For this purpose the law holds out threats of punishments to prospective lawbreakers as well as attempts to make the actual offenders suffer the prescribed punishments for their crimes. Therefore, criminal law, in its wider sense, consists of both the substantive criminal law and the procedural (or adjective) criminal law. Substantive criminal law defines offences and prescribes punishments for the same, while the procedural law administers the substantive law.

Therefore the two main statues which deals with administration of criminal cases in our country are criminal procedure code i.e. CrPC and Indian Penal Code i.e. IPC being procedural and substantive respectively. However with the changing times the societal norms also change and people who are part of this society have to accept this change either by way of compromise or any other way in order to adjust and make them still the part of the very same society. However, there is huge gap between the procedure prescribed under law and the actions actually undertaken in practice. Therefore, this Book would be an endeavour to identify all those lacunas and contribute towards much needed reforms in the administration of the Crinimal Justice System.


  • Need to address the gaps
    • Constitutional principles underlying the operation of the criminal justice process
    • Judicial Approach towards Accused, Victims and witnesses
  • Vulnerabilty and Victimisation
    • Custodial Torture
    • Victim compensation schemes
    • Witness Protection
    • Children as perpetrators
    • Children as Victims
  • Impact of New Technologies on Criminal Liability
    • Response of criminal law to cyber crimes
  • Trials Under Criminal Justice System in India
    • Rape trials
    • Trials of Sexual assualts
    • Media trial and judiciary
    • Political interference in trials
    • Procedural lacune in criminal justice administration
  • Human Rights and Criminal Law
    • Restorative justice
    • Theoretical perspectives towards punishment
    • Disparity and discrimination in sentencing

Note: These themes are not exhaustive; Authors are open to work on any topic related to Criminal Justice Administration: Challenges in Law & Procedure.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Abstract (minimum 300 words) along with 5 minimum keywords, along with final paper should be send by 15th December, 2020.
  • The title of the paper should be followed by Name, Designation, Name of the Organization / University / Institution and Email address. It is mandatory to mention Email address, as all future correspondence will be through it;
  • Name and details of Co-author, if any;
  • Chapter: Chapter should be in Times New Roman 12 point font and double spaced. Main Title should be in full capitals, bold and centered 12 point font. Sub-titles should be in sentence case, bold and 12 point font. Author’s names should be in small capitals and centered 12 point font Footnotes should be in Times New Roman 12 point font;
  • Citation Format: Please use footnotes rather than endnotes. Footnotes should conform to INDIAN LAW INSTITUTE, NEW DELHI STYLE;
  • Submission of the abstract: A covering letter with the name(s) of the author(s) and address, designation, institution/affiliation, the title of the manuscript and contact information (email, phone, etc.) is compulsory to submit. All submissions must contain an abstract of not more than 300 words with 5 Minimum Keywords;
  • Originality of Manuscripts: All the contributions should be the original work of the contributors and should not have been submitted for consideration in any other Publication. Any plagiarized work will be out-rightly rejected; Plagiarism more than 15% will strictly be rejected.
  • Copyright: The contributions presented to and accepted for publication and the copyrights therein shall be the Intellectual Property of Law Mantra Trust;
  • The title of the Chapter should be followed by Name, Designation, Name of the Organization / University / Institution and Email address. It is mandatory to mention Email address, as all future correspondence will be through it;
  • Name and details of Co-author, if any;
  • The paper should be typed in MS WORD format (preferably 2007 or 2010);
  • The paper must be in single column lay out with margins justified on both sides;
  • The length of paper should not be below 4,000 words (including footnotes) and Should not Exceed more than 10,000 (Including Footnotes).
  • All Contribution must be submitted to [email protected]
  • For More Details you can contact Ms. Akansha Jain, Advocate, Supreme Court of India and Member Editorial Board on +91-9667822453.

Who Should Submit?
Interested Professors, Researchers, Practitioners, Students are invited to submit Book Chapters. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind peer review basis. Authors are encouraged to include original works. Please submit your chapter and a brief personal biography. Your Chapter should also include a chapter title. After careful review of all Chapters, the editorial board will contact individuals. Questions and comments should be directed to [email protected]. The research chapters should be a comprehensive review of contemporary relevant legal issues mentioned above. The word limit for the submission is 4000-10000 words. All Submissions must be accompanied by a Covering letter stating the title of the paper, author’s full name, name of institution and the author’s contact details. Submission must be in MS Word doc., Font- Times New Roman.

The last date for submission is 15th December, 2020

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