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Submissions for the Call for Chapters for an Edited Book on Transforming Indian Criminal Laws: An Ever-Changing Dynamics of Justice are invited.

Title of the Book

Transforming The Indian Criminal Laws: An Ever-Changing Dynamics of Justice.

About the Book

India's legal system has been clouded for years by the Indian Penal Code, Indian Evidence Act, and Code of Criminal Procedure. Despite serving as the cornerstone of our legal system, these laws have not been able to adequately handle the intricacies of contemporary India. A new era has begun, and with the implementation of new criminal laws, India has made significant progress towards legal growth. The three transformative Acts, Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita (BNS), Bharatiya Sakshya Adhiniyam (BSA), and Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha Sanhita (BNSS), aim to revitalise India by substituting these antiquated statutes with new ones that are especially tailored to the country's needs in the twenty-first century.

A significant attempt is being made to reinterpret and refocus the Penal Code with the Bhartiya Nyaya Sanhita, 2023. The new law, which has had several parts added, removed, or changed, takes a more nuanced approach to crimes and punishes those that jeopardise India's sovereignty, unity, or integrity. It also tackles modern issues like organised crime and terrorism, making a distinction between serious and minor crimes and imposing harsh punishments on the former.

Our criminal justice system is meant to be made more humane under the Bhartiya Nagarik Suraksha Sanhita, 2023. The new Procedural Code (the BNSS) is not procedural, but protection-based and talks about Suraksha. The use of the word Suraksha is not only symbolic but slated towards fairness. It attempts to make justice more accessible and receptive to the interests of the people by establishing deadlines for investigations. Its more approachable language takes the place of outmoded terminology, demonstrating a dedication to humane treatment. The law emphasizes the requirement that the forensic team make an obligatory visit in cases involving heinous offences. This tactical clause is intended to support the investigation process by guaranteeing that the specialist team does an on-site assessment in order to gather essential data. The purpose of the Act is to improve the accuracy and comprehensiveness of criminal investigations.

Legal proceedings are recognising the increasing significance of technology through the Bhartiya Sakshya Adhiniyam, 2023. This law recognises electronic evidence as any information generated or communicated by any device or system that has the ability to be kept or retrieved, in an increasingly technologically advanced legal landscape. This broad definition recognises the variety of evidence formats relevant to contemporary situations and emphasises elements like authenticity and integrity. It covers a wide range of digital material, from emails and text messages to multimedia files. This inclusion is essential to preserving the validity of electronic documents submitted in court and guaranteeing that the dependability of legal procedures is not jeopardised by technological improvements. The legislation is even more supportive of a contemporary and functional legal framework when one considers the special rules regarding the admissibility of DNA evidence and the acceptance of expert opinions as evidence.

This book analyses, the three statutes that served as the cornerstone of our nation's criminal jurisprudence were all deeply rooted in the language and ideas of colonialism. These laws, which replace three outdated ones, were created in accordance with the three main tenets of our constitution: individual freedom, human rights, and the idea of treating everyone equally.

Bypassing these Acts, we are making it clear to the rest of the world that we will only follow laws that reflect the goals of our people, not those that were passed in the past. The provisions are rationally rearranged by these statutes into a more approachable legal framework. This modification reflects the basic knowledge that people are more likely to follow the law when it is presented in a format and language they can easily comprehend.

We urge readers to accompany us on this intellectual journey as we examine the contours of of Indian Criminal Laws for enhancing and exploring the effective administration of the Criminal Justice System. With thorough research and productive conversation, we hope to contribute to a deeper understanding of the changing landscape of India. Enlightening and exploring India’s most crucial endeavours of transforming the criminal justice system. By doing this, we hope to promote a more knowledgeable and involved public that will pay close attention to the implementation of these legislative changes and raise public awareness of their intended benefits.


The topic mentioned here is not exhaustive and contributors can contribute on any related topics of the theme.

About the Authors

  • Dr Neha Mishra, Assistant Professor of Law, Amity University, Haryana
  • Dr Papiya Golder, Associate Professor of Law, Brainware University, Kolkata
  • Dr Atul Jain, Associate Professor of Law at Amity University, Haryana

Submission Guidelines

  • Eligibility: The submissions are welcome from academicians, research scholars, professionals, and anyone with a deep interest in the subject.
  • Word Limit: The Chapter may be between 3000 to 4000 words including footnotes.
  • Authors’ Details: Details about the author(s), including qualifications and institutional affiliations, if any, are to be mentioned in the cover letter.
  • Co-authorship: up to 2 authors permitted.
  • Plagiarism: Only original and un-plagiarised work needs to be submitted. The plagiarism level must be less than 10%.
  • Abstract: It should be of at least 400-500 words. Submission must be made on or before 18th May.
  • Citation: A uniform mode of citation i.e. Bluebook 20th edition must be followed throughout the work.
  • Font Details: Times New Roman, Size 12, Line Spacing 1.5, Justified.
  • Footnotes: Times New Roman, Size 10.
  • Review: The submissions received would be reviewed by the panel of Editors to determine whether the subject matter is within the scope of the topic and assess the quality of the manuscript.
  • Publication: The Book will be published by a GLOBAL PUBLISHING HOUSE with ISBN.
  • Submission: No pdf format shall be entertained. All submissions are to be made via e-mail as MS Word documents at:

Important Dates

  • Abstract Submission Deadline: 18h May 2024
  • Abstract Notification of Acceptance: 20th May 2024
  • Full Chapter Submission Deadline:10th June 2024
  • Chapter Acceptance Notification:15th June 2024
  • Revision Chapter Submission Deadline: 20th June 2024
  • Publication of the Book: July 2024 (with ISBN)

Publication Charges

  • There is a participation fee of Rs. 900/- at par for all the contributors such as students, researchers, academicians, law practitioners etc. and the participants are encouraged to participate.
  • In the case of Co-Author/s, each Co-Author/s is chargeable with the same fee as of Author (i.e. 900/- each).
  • Payment for publication is to be done after the acceptance of the submitted Chapter is communicated to the author.
Note: Each Author with the selected paper will be provided with a soft copy of the book as well as an E-Certificate. For those who require a hard copy of the book and certificate of publication, separate charges of Rs.1000 (including postal charges) are to be paid by the contributor.


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  • Dr. Neha Mishra: +91-9871226906
  • Dr. Papiya Golder: +91-8349489869
  • Dr Atul Jain: +91-8800264742

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